Resource centre on India's rural distress

Surat's textile industry faces labour shortage, urges resumption of train services to bring in workers

-ANI/ The New Indian Express

"We want workers to safely return and resume work. A bus takes 72 hours to reach Surat while the train takes 42 hours. If they return, it will be very helpful for us," Ashish Gujarati said.

SURAT: Businessmen have claimed that the textile industry in Surat is facing a shortage of workers as they have not returned in the absence of transport services. Hence, they are trying to bring them back from Odisha by requesting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to further urge the Centre to run special trains for workers.

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