Chandigarh, 18th June 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.
The stranded persons were allowed from 1st May 2020 onwards to register for movement either through Helpline or website of the Chandigarh Administration. A Help Desk has also been set up to receive calls from Migrant Labourers for moving out of Chandigarh. 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. The process for contacting the registered persons through SMS and phone call in underway to reach the Holding Centre by 08.00 AM in the morning of 19.06.2020. Those who have not received telephone call should not come to the Holding Centre. Ladies with small kids, Pregnant Ladies, Handicapped Persons and Senior Citizens were accommodated on priority. The persons from other district are advised not to enter into Chandigarh because their journey will be arranged by Authorities of that District only.
The process of sending migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons who were stranded at Chandigarh was started on 8th May 2020. The detail of total stranded persons sent so far is as under:
Mode of Transport
Sharamik Special Trains
After assessing the status and in consultation with the other States, a Shramik Special Train for different stations in UP and Bihar has been scheduled for 19.06.2020 (Friday) from Chandigarh to Patna (Bihar) with the stoppage at many Railway Stations of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. On its way the Train will have stoppage at Saharanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Hardoi, Lucknow, Raibareilly, Amethi, Pratapgarh, Varanasi, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Junction (Mugal Sarai), Buxar and Ara stations.