Shramik Special Train Press Release
Chandigarh, 27th May 2020: Due to lockdown, some of the migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at Chandigarh. 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 Chandigarh College of Engineering Technology (CCET) in Sector-26 where the persons are medically examined and provided packed lunch. Thereafter they are sent to Railway Station through buses where they are provided packed food and one litre water bottle for the journey, before boarding in assigned coaches. M/s Kandhari Beverage Private Limited of Chandigarh is providing Juices/Coke to each of the passenger of all the Shramik Special Trains.
The stranded persons were allowed to register for movement either through Helpline or website of the Chandigarh Administration upto 13.05.2020. One day before the scheduled departure of the Train, telephone calls are made to registered persons asking them to reach the Holding Centre for medical screening and thereafter journey through Special Train.
Today i.e. 27.05.2020, two Shramik Special Trains were sent to Jounpur with stoppage at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh as per following details:
i. 1597 passengers at 02.00 PM
ii. 1335 passengers at 05.30 PM
Today one pregnant lady with her husband and a child arrived at the Holding Centre. They were provided lunch along with other persons and their medical screening was conducted by the Doctors. Considering her advance stage pregnancy, she was asked to avoid the journey but she insisted to take the Train. She was provided Fruit-juices & Lassi at the Holding Centre and sent to Railway Station by CTU bus to board the Train. However at the Railway Station, she started delivery pains. An Ambulance was arranged to take to GMCH-32. However considering her condition, she was taken to the nearby Hospital at Manimajra where she delivered a baby boy. Both the mother and the child are doing fine. Prompt action by the Health Department, Police, Railways and other officials of the Chandigarh Administration could provide required assistance to the lady.
The schedule of Shramik Special Trains from Chandigarh for tomorrow i.e. 28.05.2020 is as under:
Dharbhanga in Bihar
Chapra (Saran District), Hajipur (Vaishali District) and Mujaffarpur.
Gorakhpur in UP
Nazibabad and Gonda
The registered persons have been contacted on their given mobile number with the request to reach the Holding Centre at Polytechnic College (CCET), Sector-26 by 08.00 AM on the day of departure of the Train. Ladies with small kids, Pregnant Ladies, Handicapped Persons and Senior Citizens will be accommodated on priority. Those who have not received telephone call should not come to the Holding Centre. The persons from other districts are advised not to enter into Chandigarh because their journey will be arranged by Authorities of that District only.