New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A special military train with around 950 army personnel left Bengaluru on Friday and is expected to reach Jammu on April 20, a defence statement said.
The personnel have completed professional courses at Army training establishments in Bengaluru, Belgaum and Secundrabad and due to rejoin units deployed in operational areas in North India are onboard.
The Indian Army stated that all personnel have undergone mandatory quarantine period and are medically fit. “The train is scheduled to reach Jammu on April 20,” said Indian Army.
Before the personnel boarded the train, it was ensured that disinfection of platform and train bogies were carried out. The Army also ensured that a sanitisation tunnel was set up and baggage of personnel were disinfected.
The force also ensured that social distance was maintained while entraining and screening
The second train to cater for transportation of army personnel to units deployed in the North Eastern part of the country that the New Jalpaiguri and Guwahati is scheduled on April 18 from Bengaluru.
The army said that the personnel due to rejoin units deployed in northern and eastern borders have undergone mandatory quarantine period and found medically fit. They will now be accommodated.
It also stated that “further coordination with Ministry of Railways is in progress for planning additional trains in the coming weeks”.