Chandigarh, 13th May 2020: Due to lockdown, some of the migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at Chandigarh. Some of these persons have applied through helpline/website of the Chandigarh Administration for going to their places and their journey is being arranged through Special Trains.
For smooth movement of these persons, the Chandigarh Administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure comfortable and safe journey. 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. 13.05.2020, two Shramik Special Trains were sent as per following details:
• Train with 1458 persons at 02.25 PM for District- Purnia, Katihar and Khagaria (Bihar)
• Train with 1212 persons at 07.00 PM for District- Gorakhpur and Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh).
All the persons are hereby informed 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 telephone call or SMS should not come to ISBT-43.
Today it was observed that a huge number of persons reached ISBT from other Districts. 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.
At ISBT-43 Chandigarh, names of the persons will be checked from the list and other persons will not be allowed.