Shramik Special train with migrant labourers leaves from Kabakaputtur to Bihar

 Shramik Special train with migrant labourers leaves from Kabakaputtur to Bihar
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The train left Kabakaputtur at 2.30 pm. It will reach Bapudham Motihari in Bihar on Thursday at 7 am.

Mangaluru: The First Shramik Special train from Mysuru division with 1428 migrant labourers left to Bihar from Kabakaputtur Railway station on Tuesday at 2.30 pm.

This train has been scheduled as per the request of the Government of Karnataka.

The train with migrant laborers from Bihar comprises of 24 coaches, including 18 Sleeper, 4 General, and 2 Ladies-Cum-Luggage Van left to Bapudham Motihari in Bihar via Arsikere Junction, Ballary Junction, Guntakal Junction, Vijayawada, and Gaya Junction. It will reach the destination on Thursday at 7 am.

Following the comprehensive guidelines issued by the Ministry of Railways, social distancing was observed during boarding.

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Adequate quantity of soaps and sanitizers have been provided in each compartment for maintaining personal hygiene. The passengers were sensitized about the contagious nature of COVID-19 infection and the need to observe all precautions scrupulously. Earlier the empty rake before starting from Mysuru yesterday was fully sanitized as per the standard protocol communicated by the Railway Board.

A total of 6 Railway Protection Force personnel will be escorting the train end-to-end who are under instructions to coordinate with Government Railway Police of the respective state governments in the path of the train to deal with any emergency effectively.

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made arrangements for supplying food and water to passengers onboard at Arsikere. IRCTC in coordination with the other Railway Divisions enroute will be taking care of catering services, as required.

Mysuru Divisional Railway authority oversaw the arrangements at Kabakaputtur Railway station and stated that proper communication was vital in the safe transportation of migrant labourers and instructed all concerned that protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for prevention of the infection must be followed in letter and spirit. 

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