Published: May 4, 2020 2:18:15 pm
Two special trains carrying over 2,000 migrant employees stranded in Maharashtra due to the coronavirus lockdown reached right here on Monday, officers mentioned. “The first train 01901 from Bhiwandi carrying 1,145 passengers reached Gorakhpur railway station at 1.20 am. The other train 00975 from Vasai Road railway station with 982 passengers arrived at the station at around 5.30 am,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Sadar (Gorakhpur), Gaurav Singh Sogarwal mentioned.
He mentioned a lot of the employees have been from Khajni, Bansgaon and Gola tehsil of Gorakhpur district. After their arrival on the station, the migrant employees have been despatched to their respective native locations in buses organized by the Uttar Pradesh authorities after a correct medical check-up, the officers mentioned.
The railways is working Shramik Special trains to transfer migrant employees, pilgrims, vacationers, college students and different individuals stranded in varied elements of the nation since March 25.
Gorakhpur district administration and railway officers have been current on the station to obtain the passengers and be sure that the laid down tips like social distancing have been maintained, the officers mentioned.
Ram Shabad, who was working in a loom manufacturing unit in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, mentioned he was completely happy to attain residence. “I am happy that finally I reached my home town,” he mentioned. Shabad mentioned his id paperwork have been checked and his medical check-up was finished earlier than being allowed to board the practice.
“Although I came from a quarantine centre, my thermal scanning was done at Gorakhpur railway station too.” 28-year-old Aamir of Khajni mentioned he feels it like a miracle to attain residence.
NDRF Inspector Gopi Gupta mentioned 54 personnel have been guarding one of many trains. Travelling ticket examiners and Railway Protection Force employees have been additionally in the practice, he mentioned. In one other UP-bound special practice, as many as 1,205 migrant labourers who have been caught in Ahmedabad in Gujarat reached Kanpur on Sabarmati-Kanpur categorical on Sunday, a railway official mentioned.
The labourers hailed from 53 completely different districts of the state, together with Kanpur, Kanpur Dehat, Unnao, Fatehpur, Jalaun, Jhansi, Etawah, Kannauj, Auraiyya and Farukkabad, he mentioned. “The labourers were instructed to stand in eight rows to keep space between themselves for the health check-up. Thermal screening of all passengers was done,” City Magistrate Himanshu Gupta mentioned.
The UPSRTC had deployed 43 buses to take the migrant employees to their respective districts, he added. Some labourers instructed mediapersons that that they had to pay the rail fare of the overall class.
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