The Maharashtra Congress said it has incurred the travel expenses of 4,627 migrant laborers who want to return to their home states amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced that the state unit of the party said in a release issued here on Thursday that the cost of travel of 4,627 migrant laborers from different parts of Maharashtra who wish to migrate to their home states in the last two days.
The party purchased tickets for 2,019 migrants traveling from Nagpur to Muzaffarpur and from Wardha in Bihar to Patna trains. Chandrapur City and Rural District Congress Committee paid for the transportation of 239 laborers going to Patna.
In addition, Congress also ensured health check-ups for migrant workers, helped them fill out travel forms and provided water, food, sanitizers and masks for the trip.
The statement said that apart from this, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee has also set up a helpline for migrants in each district.