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Third Shramik Special Express leaves with 1200 migrants on board for Lucknow

Third Shramik Special Express leaves with 1200 migrants on board for Lucknow

| @indiablooms | 06 May 2020, 09:49 am

Jalandhar/UNI:  With 1200 migrants on it's board, the third 'Shramik Express' train from city railway station was chugged off for Lucknow on Wednesday morning, with the state government bearing the entire expenditure worth Rs 5.22 lakh of this train.

This was the third train from the city during the past 24 hours, the other two being to Daltongunj, Jharkhand and Gazipur & Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

The district administration, led by Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, made elaborate arrangements for the smooth boarding of migrants for the train.

The migrants were transferred from transit points at Balle Balle farms, Khalsa Senior Secondary School and Guru Nanak Dev University College via buses of the Punjab roadways to the city Railway station. At the station, they were boarded to the train while maintaining social distancing.

Likewise, a team of Health department was specially deployed to ensure the medical screening of every passenger boarding the train.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, Additional Commissioner Municipal Corporation Babita Kler and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rahul Sindhu, who were present on the occasion, said that the state government has incurred an expenditure worth Rs 5.22 lakh for the migrants.

They said more such trains would be moving for Lucknow, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Sultanpur, Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Jharkhand and other places.

The officers said that all the migrants who have registered themselves on government portal, would be facilitated during the movement. 

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