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NEW DELHI: While a large number of migrant workers are walking on highways across states with their families for days, state governments are scrambling to provide transportation facilities and working to get them off the roads.
Even as the long line of workers continue to dot roads, governments are arranging buses to carry them to state borders, bringing back their own people to their homes and also patrolling the highways to pick up those walking.
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has ferried over 1 lakh migrants within the state in just six days, carrying them to the state borders from where they can cross over to other states.
In Odisha, as state-bound migrants are taken to quarantine centres in their home districts, those who transit to other states via Odisha are being ferried up to the inter-state border checkpoints by government authorities.
Till now, West Bengal has sent back nearly 1,500 stranded persons in buses. The state government is trying to send all migrant workers reaching state border to quRead More – Source