Lockdown: Shramik Special trains ferry migrant workers from Karnataka to different states

First Published 3, May 2020, 4:59 PM

Karnataka government sent 6,000 to 7,000 migrant workers to their respective states today (April 3) in 5 different trains.

<p>Two trains went to Orissa, two trains to Bihar and one train to Jharkhand.<br />
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Two trains went to Orissa, two trains to Bihar and one train to Jharkhand.
 

<p>In a major relief to thousands of migrant workers stranded in Bengaluru, the first 'Shramik Special' from Bengaluru for Odisha left on Sunday morning.<br />
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In a major relief to thousands of migrant workers stranded in Bengaluru, the first 'Shramik Special' from Bengaluru for Odisha left on Sunday morning.
 

<p>The move came a day after Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik discussed, via video conference, the transportation of Odisha workers in Karnataka.</p>

The move came a day after Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik discussed, via video conference, the transportation of Odisha workers in Karnataka.

<p>The special train from Chikkabanavara in Bengaluru to Bhubaneswar, Odisha left at 9.26am on Sunday carrying 1,190 passengers.<br />
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The special train from Chikkabanavara in Bengaluru to Bhubaneswar, Odisha left at 9.26am on Sunday carrying 1,190 passengers.
 

<p>Medical staff at the station checked the temperature of each passenger before allowing them to board and officials ensured that social distancing was adhered to and everyone was wearing masks.</p>

Medical staff at the station checked the temperature of each passenger before allowing them to board and officials ensured that social distancing was adhered to and everyone was wearing masks.

<p>The 24-coach train comprises sleeper class (18 coaches), second class (4 coaches) and Guard Van (SLR) with two coaches. In each coach, 55 people were accommodated.</p>

The 24-coach train comprises sleeper class (18 coaches), second class (4 coaches) and Guard Van (SLR) with two coaches. In each coach, 55 people were accommodated.

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