Mangaluru: Migrant labourers fall prey to rumours of train to West Bengal | Mangaluru News – Times of India

Migrant labourers from West Bengal at Jokatte near Mangaluru.

MANGALURU: Over 400 migrant labourers from West Bengal were left helpless after information they received on a Shramik Special train leaving Mangaluru Central Railway Station to their native state turned out to be a rumour on Thursday.
Labourers working in mega industries and special economic zone had gathered at Jokatte near Surathkal in the early morning based on a rumour that special buses will drop them to Mangaluru Central Railway Station.
Later, police arrived on the spot convinced and requested them to go back to their rented premises. Following this, DYFI members and Aboobakker Bava, member of Thokur gram panchayat, arranged food and temporary stay for the migrant labourers.
DYFI state president Muneer Katipalla told TOI that most of the migrant labourers from West Bengal had registered on Seva Sindhu portal to get transport facility to return to their native place. Some of them received messages that the train will be leaving on Thursday and they were asked to wait for the buses near Jokatte.
“Accordingly, they gathered there, but in vain. Later, we served food for them and some of them are now staying in panchayat building. It is unfortunate that many of them had vacated their rented premises hoping that they can catch the train to West Bengal,” he added.


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