700 more northeasterners return to Bangalore

Published: 12th September 2012 09:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2012 11:19 AM   |  A+A-

About 700 people from Northeastern states who left the city fearing attacks last month, arrived in Bangalore in a special train on early hours of Tuesday.

The special train arranged by the Assam government, which left Guwahati on September 8, reached the city on Tuesday at 3.15 am. When Express spoke to some of the passengers, they said, they decided to return after they got feedback from their friends that everything is calm and quiet here. Most of the passengers who came back were those employed in security, hotel, retail sectors and hospitality industries.

“Bangalore is my most favourite place. I got calls from my neighbours to come back. So I returned. I feel more secured here,” said Rosy who works in a salon in Marathalli.  Suraj Khajnal, who works in a retail sales outlet at Whitefield, said, “My boss may not pay for the days I could not work. My family at Rajapukhri village is totally dependent on Rs 5,000 I send every month.  I should somehow earn more money and send it to my family.”


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