Shramik special trains arranged by SWR depart for Gorakhpur, Lucknow | Mangaluru News – Times of India


‘Shramik special’ from Kabakaputtur to Lucknow with 1,520 passengers leaving on Saturday.

MANGALURU/MYSURU: Two shramik specials – one from Ashokapuram (Mysuru) to Gorakhpur and the other from Kabakaputtur to Lucknow with 1,520 passengers each left for the respective destinations on Saturday. Scheduled as per request of state government, each train has 18 sleeper and two general second class compartments.
While the Gorakhpur bound train is scheduled to reach the destination at 6am on May18, train to Lucknow is also scheduled to reach at 6.30am on the same day.
Indian Railways has made it mandatory for all registered passengers travelling in shramik specials to wear face masks. For maintaining personal hygiene, adequate quantity of soap and sanitizer has been provided in all compartments. Before boarding, passengers were explained about the precautions to be observed given the highly infectious n ature of the disease. Railway staff after thermal temperature check of the passengers on arrival at the station guided them to their respective coaches.
As per guidelines issued by ministry of railways, empty rakes were sanitised following the standard protocols. A total of six Railway Protection Force personnel will be escorting each train, end-to-end and co-ordinate with Government Railway Police/state police of the respective states en route in the path of the train for sorting out any logistic or law and order issues smoothly. IRCTC has made arrangements for supplying food and water to passengers of these trains
Senior railway officials of Mysuru division were present both at Ashokapuram (Mysuru) and Kabakaputtur (Dakshina Kannada) for supervising arrangements with their counterparts from the state government. Earlier this week, a shramik special was dispatched from Kabakaputtur to Bapudham Motihari in Bihar, taking the total number of such trains originating on Mysuru division to three, Priya Shetty, divisional commercial manager and PRO, said.

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