Shramik Special Train with 535 people reaches Jibram railway station
Shramik Special Train with 535 people reaches Jibram railway station. Courtesy: India Today

Shramik Special Train From Hyderabad Reaches Manipur

May 20, 2020

A Shramik Special Train from Hyderabad with 536 people onboard reached Manipur's Jirbam on Tuesday- a day after a similar train from Gujarat had reached the state.

The Shramik Special Train left Hyderabad on May 16 (Saturday) and it reached Jirbam railway station in Manipur at around 10 am on Tuesday.

As per government reports, the people were stranded in and around Hyderabad because of the nationwide lockdown called to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Shramik Special trains are being run by the Indian Railways with the intention to take the stranded people back to their home states.

"The people who arrived in Manipur today were screened and a thorough medical examination was carried out," said an official.

"After they received medical clearance, they were sent to their respective districts in special buses that have been arranged for them" the official further added.

"The buses left for their respective destinations by around 12 noon," the official further said.

The first bus that left for Ukhrul at around 11 am had 8 passengers on board, stated a DIPR release.

"This was followed by the departure of three buses for Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts and it carried 48 passengers," the statement added.

"Another bus with 53 persons onboard left for Tamenglong district soon after," the release added.

Apart from these, one bus with 33 passengers left for Kangpokpi district, one bus each for Kakching with 24 passengers and Bishnupur with 31 passengers left soon after.

This was followed by two buses leaving for Chandel and Tengnoupal districts with 36 passengers each, the release added.

One bus for Thoubal district left with 22 passengers and immediately after two buses left for Senapati district with 31 passengers including a baby.

This was followed by three buses leaving for Imphal East and Kangjong districts with 61 passengers on board, the release added.

All the returnees via the Shramik Special Train will now be sent to quarantine centres in their respective districts for a period of 14 days.

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