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Press Release No. 12811-06-2020

प्रेस विज्ञप्तिPress Release No. 128 Dt: 03.06.2020


Fulfilling the aspirations of stranded people to return to their native place, Shramik Special was run from Hubballi to  Madhubani today o­n 03.06.2020 with 851 passengers o­n board.  The Shramik Special departed at 18.15 hrs. from Hubballi (Karnataka) to  Madhubani (Bihar).  Hubballi Division has operated 21 Shramik Specials so far carrying a total of  30,429 passengers to various destinations in the state of Uttar Pradesh (8 trains), Bihar (6 trains), Rajasthan (2 trains), Jharkhand (2 trains), West Bengal (2 trains) and Orissa (1 train).   Out of 21 Shramik Specials, 14 trains have been run from Hubballi Railway station, 4 have been run from Ballari station and 1 each from Hosapete, Belagavi and Koppal railway station. 

All the passengers were medically screened by State authorities and were advised the norms to be followed enroute in train.  Before boarding the train all passengers were asked to wash the hands with alcohol based sanitizers duly maintaining the social distance. 

Food packets were distributed to passengers by district administration. Water bottles and biscuit packets were also distributed to the passengers.  IRCTC has made arrangements of food for passengers at enroute stations.

Train departed the Station o­nly after all the passengers were medically examined by State Government and were issued medical certificate.  Thermal screening was again done by the Railways.  None of the passengers were detected with high temperature.  Frequent announcements were made regarding precautions to be taken to prevent the spread of Corona.  Social distancing was ensured while boarding and in waiting areas. 

The RPF team is escorting the train and details of passengers, coach wise with address and mobile Nos. have been obtained.  Details have been digitalized and stored for contact tracing in future if required.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have granted the permission for movement of the stranded people, including migrants labourers, workers, students, tourists to their native towns.  SWR is transporting passengers to their destination o­nly when there is a demand from the State Government with proper protocols. These special trains are being run from point to point with no stoppages enroute.

The Shramik Specials are being run from point to point o­nly o­n the request of the State Government.  Anyone who has to travel should contact the State Government o­nly and No tickets are being issued at Railway Stations over SWR.

                                                                                  Chief Public Relations Officer

                                                                              South Western Railway, Hubballi

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