Bolangir: Over 300 migrants alighted from a train by pulling chain near Kantabanji railway station in Bolangir district on Monday.
Reportedly, the migrants jumped off the Shramik special train while travelling to Cuttack from Gandhidham in Gujarat. The railway staffers present at the spot noticed the migrants when 320 de-boarded the train at around 4.30 am today and immediately halted them from venturing outside.
The migrant travellers were then provided meals following which they stated that they alighted from the train in order to have breakfast.
However, the station manager here refuted their claims stating that they alighted from the train despite knowing that Kantabanji is not a stop for special trains. Hence, they pulled the emergency chain, he added.
As per initial information, all the migrants hail from Bargarh and Nuapada.
Several such incidents have been reported in the state in the past few weeks.