The Railway ministry will run special “Shramik Trains” after coordinating with states and UT’s for the movements of the migrants across the nation
NEW DELHI| On Friday Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the Indian Railways to operate special passenger trains to ferry stranded migrants workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons back to their home states.
As the statement read, The Railway ministry will run special “Shramik Trains” after coordinating with states and UT’s for the movements of the people across the nation. The decision comes when more workers started creating ruckus at the stranded states and demanded to go back home.
Ministry of Home Affairs allows the movement of migrant workers, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places, by special trains. pic.twitter.com/cYFRCvTBLj
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Early morning today after 40 days of lockdown one train from Telangana to Jharkhand was set off with 1,000 migrants to their home. Before letting go the train was sanitized, Social distancing was taken under consideration and migrants temperature was checked.
Same as these special trains will run from point to point on the request of both the concerned state government as per the standard protocols for sending and receiving such stranded migrants.
The order read as the railways and state governments shall appoint senior officials as nodal officers for coordination and smooth operation of these “Shramik Specials”.
Before leaving the migrants are screened and if any symptomatic or asymptomatic would found are not allowed to travel. The state governments sending the stranded people will have to bring these persons in batches to the designated railway station in sanitized buses following social distancing norms and other precautions, the Railway Ministry said in a statement.
As per the advisory from the centre, the traveller has to wear a mask, the face should be cover. Meals and drinking water would be provided to the passengers by the sending states at the originating station.
The Railways are responsible to ensure social distancing norms and hygiene with the cooperation of passengers. For long-distance travellers, Railways should provide with the meal.
After the departure, passengers will be received by the state government, which will make all arrangements for their screening, quarantine if necessary and further travel from the railway station.