1,633 stranded migrants leave for Chhattisgarh from J&K’s Samba

Jammu (NVI): Over 1,633 stranded migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh were sent to Katra today by the Samba district administration in Jammu and Kashmir for their onward journey to their home state.

The migrant labourers stranded in different parts of the UT were sent in a fleet of 55 buses from three different dispatching points in the district, officials said.

Deputy Commissioner, Samba Rohit Khajuria said that breakfast, tea and snacks were provided to the stranded people while packaged food and water was provided to them for travel.

Assistant Road Transport Officer, Rehana Tabassum and Assistant Labour Commissioner, Samba Amil Khateeb oversaw the complete process of dispatching of the interstate migrants, the J&K government said in a release.

The UT administration said that more such efforts shall be taken in the coming days to ensure smooth and proper transit of interstate migrants.