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Due to lockdown, some of the migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at Chandigarh.

Due to lockdown, some of the migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at Chandigarh.

 

Chandigarh.14th May,2020: For smooth movement of these persons, the Chandigarh Administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure comfortable and safe journey through Shramik Special Trains. Two Holding Centres have been set up at ISBT-43. At Holding Centres, the persons are medically examined and they are required to carry the medical certificate throughout the journey. At Holding Centre they were provided packed lunch packet and at Railway Station they were provided packed dinner with one litre water bottle before boarding in assigned coaches.

 

Today i.e. 14.05.2020, two Shramik Special Trains were sent as per following details:

a) Train with 1370 persons at right time of 02.00 PM for District- Sitamarhi, Mujaffarpur and Gopalganj(Bihar)

b) Train with 1469 persons at right time of 07.00 PM for District- Partapgarh(Uttar Pradesh).

 

Today in view of high temperature, additional tents have been provided for sunshade at the ISBT-43. Further after assessing the gathering outside the ISBT-43, all the small kids with their parents, all the ladies with their husbands, all the Senior Citizens and all the handicapped persons were allowed on priority with queue jumping. Not even a single kid, lady, handicapped and Senior Citizen was sent back. All the persons who turned up today and had registered for above districts in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were accommodated in the Special Trains.

 

The schedule of Shramik Special Trains for tomorrow (15.05.2020) is as under:

a) At 02.00 PM for District- Madhubani (Bihar)

b) At 07.00 PM for District- Unnao (Uttar Pradesh)

 

Here it is mentioned that movement by Special Trains has been arranged for those persons who have been stranded in Chandigarh. A list is prepared from registration made either through Helpline or website of the Chandigarh Administration. Then telephone calls are made to each of them to reach ISBT-43 for medical screening and thereafter journey through Special Train. Any person who has not received a telephone call should not come to ISBT-43. Names of the persons will be checked from the list and other persons will not be allowed.

 

The persons from other district are advised not to enter into Chandigarh because their journey will be arranged by District Authorities of that district only.

 

Co-operation of all concerned NGOs and Voluntary Organisations is also solicited to assist the Chandigarh Administration.