The Nagaland government sponsored transportation of migrant workers from Dimapur to Motihari in Bihar by a Shramik Special train.
The special train carrying 1,600 migrant workers left Dimapur railiway station on Saturday night.
Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Kinchi and commissioner of police Rothihu Tetseo and a host of other officials saw them off as the migrant workers departed for their home state.
Altogether 339 migrant workers from Kohima arrived in Dimapur district sports complex in 15 buses and another 158 of them from Mokokchung in five buses reached the venue in the afternoon.
After thermal screening and verification of their documents, they were issued the train tickets.
Manoj Kumar Paswan, an auto driver, who has been in Nagaland for more than 15 years expressed gratitude and appreciated the people of Nagaland for taking care of them all these years.
He especially thanked the state government for bearing all the journey expenses to Bihar.
“I will definitely come back to Nagaland once lockdown is completely lifted and situation becomes normal to carry on my business activities,” he said.
Before their departure, all of the migrant workers were given food packets and a bottle of water each at the railway station.