India - Special train to bring migrant workers home
Hyderabad, India - June 2020 - During this period, millions of migrants in India are trying to return to their places of origin. The team of the Salesian "Don Bosco Navjeevan" work of Warangal, who take care of street children, went to the train station to see if anyone was stuck. They found 32 migrant workers who were walking from Karimnagar, in the state of Telengana, to the state of Assam, a distance of over 2,000 km. They, knowing that the railway path is shorter than the road, had decided to walk on the railway tracks - with all the associated risks: a few weeks ago, in fact, 16 people were hit by a train. The "Don Bosco Navjeevan" team thus reported the situation to its Director, Fr Maranreddy Jaya Prakash, SDB, who in turn went to the district authorities; thanks to the commitment of the governments of the two states, a special train to bring migrants home safely was organized.