Bhubaneswar: More than 200 migrant returnees fled a ‘Shramik Special’ train near Balibagada in Ganjam district after pulling the alarm chain on Sunday. After some locals spotted the migrant returnees coming from railway track towards Balibagada area, they informed police and RPF about the matter. While some of the migrants were detained by the locals, others managed to escape.
One of the migrants said the ‘Shramik Special’ train carrying Odisha migrants from Namapalli in Telangana was going towards Khurda Road.
“Most of the migrants travelling in the train were from Ganjam district. When the train did not stop at Jagannathpur or Berhampur station, we pulled the alarm chain to stop the train near Balibagada,” the migrant added.
Meanwhile, locals were unable to accept the reckless attitude of migrants. They demanded migrants escaped from the Shramik Special train should be kept in quarantine centres.