In spite of Gujarat declaring conclusion of “Shramik” train administration five days back, the departure of transients proceeded as two trains conveying vagrants to West Bengal and Nagaland left from Ahmedabad Friday evening.
While the train to Howrah in West Bengal to a great extent conveyed craftsmans who used to work in adornments shops in Ahmedabad, the train to Dimapur in Nagaland will stop at Vadodara, Surat and Nagpur to get travelers. Both the trains started from Sabarmati in Ahmedabad.
“The train to West Bengal was arranged after local NGOs made representation about migrants who still wanted to leave. Similarly, both Nagaland government and the people from the state residing in Gujarat had requested for a train. Both these trains are Shramik trains and the payment for the migrants have been done by the respective state governments. We are just facilitating their return,” said K K Nirala, district collector of Ahmedabad