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Chaos as migrants thong Palace grounds in Bengaluru for special trains due to misinformation

Thousands of migrant workers from Odisha and north-eastern states thronged the Palace grounds here on Saturday to get back to their home states by Shramik trains, leading to a chaotic situation, officials said. They had gathered due to misinformation , sources said. Officials said 1,500 people had registered to return to their respective states via Seva Sindhu app and a message was sent to all those registered to assemble at palace grounds to board the buses that will ferry them to designated railway stations after screening and medical check. ...but, the confusion happened as people forwarded the messages to others as well, resulting in large number of people gathering there, leading to chaos, they added. Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar, who was on his way to Chikkaballapur, rushed to the spot and pacified the workers. The minister interacted with the people of the North-eastern states and Odisha and said that there was no need to panic as travel will be ...


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