Shramik Special Trains Update
Bankura : A Shramik Special train carrying over 1200 passengers reached to Bankura Railway Station on Tuesday, May 12. A special train arrived at Bankura Station with 1200 migrant labourers, patients , patient attendants who were stranded in Bangalore due to nationwide lockdown amid of coronavirus outbreak.
Apart from Bankura ; residents of Birbhum , Murshidabad, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas , East Midnapore and Nadia have returned by this special train.
All passengers were tested with screening after getting off the special train. Everyone is given a hand sanitizer by local administration and sent to their native homes by special buses.
However, Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal Government arranged 10 special trains to bring back over 30000 residents stranded in six states including Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, and Punjab due to the ongoing lockdown.
The stuck people are mostly migrant workers , patients and their attendants , students , pilgrims and tourists from Bengal.
Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said on Saturday at Nabanna: “Followed by bilateral discussions with respective states, the Bengal government has given necessary permission to run 10 special trains to bring back its stranded labourers from states like Kerala, Rajasthan, Telangana, Punjab, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, where mainly patients and their family members are stuck. Trains will also be leaving from Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru. Schedule has been prepared to execute the same.”
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