In a hush-hush midnight train meant to keep away from a Bandra-like state of affairs, 1,225 migrant employees from Jharkhand have been picked up from a camp close to IIT-Hyderabad on Thursday and placed on a practice house on the break of day on Friday, kick-starting what turned out to be a coordinated central initiative to ferry batches of stranded folks again to their native locations by point-to-point “Shramik Particular” trains.
Apart from Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao, DGP Mahender Reddy and chief secretary Somesh Kumar, no one appeared to have advanced details about the primary practice that left for Hatia, 1400km from Hyderabad. Even the travellers did not know they had been going home by practice till they reached Lingampally station. The practice left at 4.50am. The Union house ministry’s announcement that the railways had been allowed to function particular trains on request from states got here lengthy after the primary one had crossed into Maharashtra from the Telangana border.