S. A. S. Nagar, ( Mahinder Pal ) : In what could be seen as the sign of normalcy returning in the district, The train which left the Mohali Railway Station today saw only 866 migrant workers going back to their home State. Today, the train left for Motihari Station in Bihar.
The Deputy Commissioner Mr. Girish Dayalan said that earlier the number of migrant workers making a return to home states from the district varied between1300-1600 on average but owing to the opening up of the industrial sector and the allowing of the construction activities, a large of migrant population is choosing to stay back.
Supporting his argument, he said that till date, out of more than 55,000 migrants contacted, less than half i.e. only 26239 have gone back which brings out the fact that the drop off rate is on the increase.
The Deputy Commissioner has appealed that all the migrant workers who want to stay back, are most welcome to do so while those who still want to go back to their home states, would be sent at the earliest.