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Lingampally To Hatia Train Special Train : Lockdown Curfew Special Trains


Published on May 31, 2020

Lingampally To Hatia Train Special Train : Lockdown Curfew Special Trains


Lingampally To Hatia Train Special Train : The first train carrying migrant workers left Lingampally in Telangana for Hatia in Jharkhand at 5am. It was followed by trains on other routes, such as Aluva to Bhubaneswar, Nashik to Lucknow, Nashik to Bhopal, Jaipur to Patna, and Kota to Hatia.

Indian Railways will designate nodal officers and coordinate with states for “sale of tickets, social distancing and other safety measures to be observed at train stations and within trains", home secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to states.

Amid demands by states and recognition of the logistical challenges involved in transporting millions of people back to their home states, the Centre on Friday decided to allow special trains — called Shramik Specials — to enable stranded migrants to return home

The trains scheduled to run on Saturday from the Western Railway zone, Southern Railway, South Western Railway and Central Railway zone were due to ferry at least 20,000 passengers, senior officials said.

Nearly 1,200 migrant workers took the train that left Aluva, which is close to a major migration hub called Perumbavoor, at 6pm for Bhubaneswar.

“They were taken to the station in 30 buses. The passengers were identified using bilingual aid workers. Enough packets of food that will not perish immediately were loaded into the bogies," said V.S. Sunil Kumar, Kerala’s minister for agriculture, who is coordinating arrangements for the journey.

“Trains are being planned at the request from the states. 10 trains ran today following all the standard protocols,” Railway Protection Force DG Arun Kumar said.

The trains scheduled to run on Saturday from the Western Railway zone, Southern Railway, South Western Railway and Central Railway zone were due to ferry at least 20,000 passengers, senior officials said.

“Trains are being planned at the request from the states. 10 trains ran today following all the standard protocols,” Railway Protection Force DG Arun Kumar said.

“As per information received, various zonal Railways have run around 10 Shramik Special trains today on the demand of various state governments,” Railway Ministry said.

The railways also said these trains were being run only for those who have been identified and allowed to travel by the states sending and receiving them, and not for the general public. The railways reserves the right to discontinue the special train operations if safety protocols are flouted at any stage, the ministry said.

“The originating state will inform the exact number of passengers travelling in a train, which should be 1200 (or at least 90%) considering the capacity…,” the guidelines said.

The move to charge fares for these trains ferrying migrants --- many of them have lost their jobs --- students and others stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing lockdown has met with opposition.

Trains originating from Delhi

• 02486 - NZM NED SPL. 1476KM Delhi(05:50) Nanded(07:00)

• 04409 - DLI SVDK SPL. 654KM Delhi(18:25) Katra(09:05)

• 04411 - DLI LNK SPL. 389KM Delhi(23:50) Lohian Khas(07:00)

• 04627 - NDLS LNK SPL. 390KM Delhi(04:40) Lohian Khas(11:30)

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 04 (ANI):

A special train carrying around 1090 migrant workers left from Kozhikode for Bihar on May 03 amid coronavirus lockdown. Heavy security was deployed at the railway station. Earlier, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had ordered to run special trains for the migrant labourers and stranded students to send them back home

Railway Ministry has issued instructions regarding laborers special trains, local officials will give tickets

Labor special trains are being run to send the stranded migrant laborers, students, pilgrims etc. back to their state. Now the Railway Ministry has issued guidelines regarding this. The ministry said that the train ticket will be printed according to the number of passengers served by the state as per the destination set to operate Shramik Special trains. The state government will give tickets to the local officials and collect the fare from them and give it to the railways. 90 percent passengers, 500 km distance, adequate security will only run on the train

The Shramik Special train will run for a distance of more than 500 kilometers. This train will not stop at any middle station before the destination. In a full-length train, passengers will sit following the law of physical distance and no one will sit on the middle seat. Each such train can carry around 1,200 passengers.

States have responsibility for food, drinking water

The guidelines said that the concerned state government would prepare a plan for the group of passengers accordingly. There should be no demand less than 90 percent of the capacity of the train. Railways will prepare tickets for specified destinations according to the number of passengers indicated by the respective state government and these will be assigned to local state authorities. The state government concerned will provide food packets and drinking water to the passengers from where the train will run

Till now, the Indian Railways has operationalised more than 30 specials for various destinations from Maharashtra, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan to Bihar, Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

“The Shramik Special is a need-based service launched to facilitate stranded people to reach their homes safely and we are ready to run as many Shramik Specials in any given day," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

However, the official added, it all depends upon the sending and receiving States besides the States along the route.

It is expected that the demand for running more Shramik Specials will increase with each passing day as thousands and thousands are still stranded at many places.

While all States are keen to get back their citizens stranded at distant cities, there are issues of ensuring logistic support and COVID protocols to be followed.

“We expect things to be worked out smoothly for running more than 300 such trains by May 17, the last day of the third phase lockdown due to coronavirus scare”, added the official

Links for registration of migrants who are stuck in different states and wish to go back to their home states

1. Madhya Pradesh: https://mapit.gov.in/covid-19/.

2. Gujarat: https://www.digitalgujarat.gov.in/loginapp/CitizenLogin.aspx.

From Gujarat to others states: https://www.digitalgujarat.gov.in/loginapp/CitizenLogin.aspx.

From Delhi to Gujarat: https://covidpass.egovernments.org/requester-dashboard/register.

From Haryana to Gujarat: https://covidpass.egovernments.org/requester-dashboard/register.

From Punjab to Gujarat: https://epasscovid19.pais.net.in/.

From Himachal Pradesh to Gujarat: http://covidepass.hp.gov.in/.

From J&K to Gujarat: https://serviceonline.gov.in/directApply.do?serviceId=1371.

From Ladakh to Gujarat: https://leh.nic.in/epass/.

3. Punjab: Persons wanting to go to their home states may register at this portal: covidhelp.punjab.gov.in.

4. Maharashtra : covid19.mpass@mahapolice.gov.in.

5. Rajasthan: https://emitraapp.rajasthan.gov.in/emitraApps/covid19MigrantRegistrationService.

6. Himachal Pradesh: http://covidepass.hp.gov.in/.

7. Tamil Nadu: http://tnepass.tnega.gov.in.

8. Haryana: https://edisha.gov.in/eForms/RegisterMigrants.

9. Karnataka: https://sevasindhu.karnataka.gov.in/Sevasindhu/English.

10. Uttarakhand: http://dsclservices.org.in/uttarakhand-migrant-registration.php.

http://smartcitydehradun.uk.gov.in/. This link has both registration links for people coming to Uttarakhand and people wanting to go out of Uttarakhand.

11. Odisha: https://covid19regd.odisha.gov.in/.


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