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South Western Railway runs two Sharmik Specials to Bhubaneswar, Danapur
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South Western Railway runs two Sharmik Specials to Bhubaneswar, Danapur

| @indiablooms | 03 May 2020, 03:30 pm

Hubballi/UNI: South Western Railway (SWR) operated two Shramik Specials one from Chikbanawar (in Bengaluru) to Bhubaneswar with 1,190 passengers and the second Shramik Special from Malur (also In Bengaluru) to Danapur with 1200 passengers on Sunday.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) granted the permission for movement of the stranded people, including migrant labourers, workers,students, tourists to their native towns.

According to a statement, South Western Railway ferried these passengers to their destinations. State Government arranged transport BMTC buses and brought these passengers as per the protocol.

SWR was transporting passengers to their destination only when there was a demand from the state government with proper protocols.

These special trains were being run from point to point with no stoppages enroute.

Care was taken to ensure social distancing when boarding and inside the trains before departure from Chikbanawar and Malur Station.
Train departed the stations only after all the passengers were medically examined by State Government and were issued medical certificate.

Thermal screening was again done by Railway Medical Teams. None of the passengers were detected with high temperature,the statement further said.

A local NGO M/s Azim Premji foundation has extended support to the passengers at Malur by providing lunch packets, biscuits, water bottles, fruits. Enroute meals are being provided by IRCTC.

A RPF team escorted the passengers and details of passengers, coach wise with address and mobile numbers have been obtained. Details have been digitalised and stored for contact tracing in future if required, the statement added.  

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