Panaji, May 20 : Special train Shramik Express of Konkan Railway departed from Margao to Uttar Pradesh (UP) for passengers of Faizabad and Gorakhpur Janpad districts today carrying 1464 passengers on board on May 19, 2020. Special Train Shramik Express also departed from Karmali to Chhattisgarh for passengers of Raigarh, Raipur and Bilaspur carrying 1188 passengers the same day. SP South Arvind Gawas, IPS, Special Additional Collector Sanjiv Desai, SP, Serafin Dias, SP, Sammy Tavares and other senior officers of district administration were present and the entire operation was monitored by District Magistrate South Goa Shri.
Ajit Roy, IAS. SP North Utkrisht Prasoon IPS, SDM, Panaji Vivek H P, IAS, Tiswadi Taluka, Mamlatdar Franklin Ferrao, and four Jt Mamlatdars including other senior officers were present and the entire operation was monitored by the District Magistrate, North Goa R Menaka, IAS. Both the trains departed under the overall supervision of Kunal IAS, Nodal Officer for Interstate Movement Cell. The people who boarded both train were stranded in Goa due to ongoing nationwide lockdown.
A proper medical screening and other formalities of the passengers were carried out before they boarded on the both trains. In the meanwhile, a bus carrying 22 people from Pune reached Goa safely. They were directed to Asilo hospital, Mapusa for health screening. Similarly People from Sikkim who were stranded in Goa and who travelled to Bangalore to board the train to Sikkim from Bangalore reached their pickup spot at Bangalore. (UNI)