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Bengal to arrange 105 trains for migrants to return over one month

Schedule includes 27 from Kerala, 17 from Maharashtra and 10 from Tamil Nadu

West Bengal has arranged 105 trains to facilitate migrants stuck in different parts of the country, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday.

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“Towards our commitment to helping all our people stuck in different parts of the country and who want to return to Bengal, I am pleased to announce that we have arranged 105 additional special trains,” she wrote on social media.

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A schedule shared by the Chief Minister indicated that the trains will start after May 17 and will continue till June 15. The highest number of trains — 27 — come from Kerala, 17 will come from Maharashtra and 10 from Tamil Nadu.

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