Telangana High Court: State and Railways to Provide Immediate Transportation Under Emergency Quota

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The Telangana HC ensured the State and Railway to transport the stranded migrant workers on 23.06.2020. The Court asked them to provide immediate emergency quota to the migrant workers in the State.

Submission of the Petitioners

It is discriminatory and arbitrary not to identify and register the brick kiln workers. The State has to transport the brick kiln workers to Orissa being the end of the season of brick making. It should direct the respondents to visit each of the brick kilns in the eleven districts. The State should identify and make reservations for the migrant workers. They should also arrange trains and buses for their journey to Orissa and submit a report of the same.

Prayer of the Petitioners

The Petitioner prayed to the Court under Section 151 of CPC. The prayer was to direct the Respondents to provide shelter, food, and toilets to the brick kiln workers. They also prayed to arrange adequate trains and buses for the journey of the brick kiln workers.

Submission of the Respondents

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The Divisional Railway Manager was present before this Court on 22.06.2020. He informed that in the Emergency Quota, thirty-four berths are available. Moreover, twenty berths would be available in AC-III tier compartment. He informed that they would make immediate necessary arrangements and transport the forty-nine migrant workers for Bihar.

The Government would depute personnel to the Divisional Railway Manager’s Office. He would make the necessary request to the Divisional Railway Manager’s Office and ensure the transportation of all forty-nine stranded migrant workers to Patna.

Court’s Order

The Court directed the State Government and the South Central Railway to continue transportation in order to ensure that other workers reach their destinations too with comfortable Railway transportation service.


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