The first special train carrying stranded migrants from Telangana to Jharkhand left the southern state at around 4:30 am. It carried a total of 1,230 people following all the social distancing norms for safety of the passengers.
The special train
It started from Lingampally in Telangana to Hatia in Jharkhand. It is a 24-coach train that can carry more passengers in normal days but the number of passengers in a coach were reduced from 72 to 54 to maintain social distancing. Also, the Telangana government kept it a low-key affair to prevent the repetition of Bandra like situation, where hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Bandra station on getting a tip-off about train service.
Centre allowed movement of migrant workers
The move to run the special train for Jharkhand migrants came after two days of central government allowed students and migrant workers with no symptoms of COVID-19 to go back to their native places. Jharkhand CM said that every citizen of Jharkhand was valuable for him.… Read the rest