Panaji, Jun 5 : Special Shramik Express Train of Konkan Railway departed from Karmali Railway Station carrying 1556 passengers to New Alipurduar, West Bengal, and subsequently another 72 passengers were boarded at Margao Railway Station making total 1628 passengers on board on June 4, 2020. Another Special Shramik Express left from Madgaon Railway Station to Araria in Bihar carrying 1628 passengers the same day.
The people who boarded on the trains 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 train. All the passengers were served with food packets, ORS packet, biscuit packets, Wada Pav, five water bottles per person and sanitary napkins before boarding the train.
The entire operation was monitored by District Magistrate North Goa R Menaka, IAS, District Magistrate South Goa Ajit Roy, IAS, Special AC Shashank Tripathi and Deputy Collector Bardez Mamu Hage under overall supervision of Kunal, IAS, Nodal Officer for Interstate Movement Cell. (UNI)