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A day after Karnataka HC passes order, state government decides to bear cost of travel for outgoing migrants amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Rintu Mariam Biju

A day after the Karnataka High Court directed it to clarify its stand on whether it will bear the cost of travel for outgoing migrants amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the state government has decided to do so. (Karnataka order - Migrants Transportation May 21)

It is reported that this facility will be extended to all those migrants travelling on Shramik Special trains till May 31.

Yesterday, a two-Judge Bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka had passed the direction after the state government failed to produce any document backing its stance that it was not in a position to pay for the train fare of outgoing migrant workers.

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