First Shramik special trains to Northeast states to reach soon

The first Shramik special trains to Northeast are expected to reach the region within the next couple of days.

One train for Tripura and another for Manipur are planned to reach the respective states with stranded people of those states in next two-three days, a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) spokesperson said in Guwahati on May 10.

Altogether 21 Shramik special trains have reached NFR areas in Bihar with nearly 25,000 people comprising mainly students, patients and migrant labours with their family members.

Out of 21 trains, 10 trains arrived at Katihar, 7 at Purnea, 3 at Arariya and 1 arrived at Kishanganj stations with stranded people from various locations of the country like Kozhikkode (Calicut), Kota, Jaipur, Nandurbar, Hisar, Surat, Vadodara, Bharuch, Ghatkesar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Aligarh, Rohtak, Kalyan, Bhiwani, Jalandhar, Bengaluru etc.

All the passengers were from various districts of Bihar and received by respective civil administration of Bihar at railway station after following all necessary COVID-19 protocols.

The stations were properly barricaded by deploying adequate RPF, GRP, and local police personnel to guard the station to prevent the entry of unauthorized persons.

Six more such Shramik special trains are planned to reach various stations of Bihar within NFR area in the coming two-three days.

The special trains are operated only on receipt of requests from the respective state government by observing the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

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