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Shramik train leaves Coimbatore for UP’s Akbarpur

Chennai, May 9 (IANS) A Sharmik special train left for Akbarpur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening from the Coimbatore railway station with 1,140 stuck migrant workers, said a Southern Railway official.

According to the official, the migrants were earlier registered and nominated by the Tamil Nadu government.

Thermal screening of passengers was done before they boarded the train, and social distancing ensured on board.

On Friday night, two special trains carrying migrant workers and others left for Bihar’s Saharsa and Jharkhand’s Hatia from Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore and Katpadi respectively.

According to the official, the train to Saharsa left Coimbatore with 1,140 passengers.

Similarly, the other train from Katpadi to Hatia carried patients and their caregivers who had come for treatment at the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, but got stranded after the nationwide lockdown was enforced in March.

These passengers too were registered and nominated by the Tamil Nadu government.

On Wednesday night, a special train carrying 1,136 passengers had left Katpadi for Ranchi.

The passengers — patients at the Christian Medical College and their attendants — were brought to the Katpadi railway junction in 16 buses by the Vellore district administration.

–IANS

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