1 lakh migrants from Bihar and UP seek to return to Haryana after state registers low corona cases

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As the Centre has started running special trains to send stranded migrant workers back to their states, close to 1.09 lakh migrant workers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have applied on a Haryana government web portal to come to the state, Indian Express reported.

According to the report, around 79.29 percent of migrant labourers have applied to come to Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panipat, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Yamunanagar and Rewari. Little over 50,000 of them want to come to Gurgaon district.

Officials believe the state’s low coronavirus numbers is a factor for the workers seeking return. Till Friday, Haryana had 647 positive cases

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