Mysuru, May 16: Two Shramik Special - one from Ashokapuram (Mysuru) to Gorakhpur the other one from Kabakaputtur to Lucknow with 1520 passengers in each left here on Saturday. Both the trains have been scheduled as per the request of Government of Karnataka. SWR in a statement here on Saturday, said that wearing mask is a must for the the passengers.
For maintaining personal hygiene, adequate quantity of soap and sanitizer has been provided in all the compartments. Before boarding the passengers were explained about the precautions to be observed given the highly infectious nature of the disease. The passengers upon arrival at the station were guided to the coaches by the Railway staff after thermal temperature check. A total of 6 Railway Protection Force personnel will be escorting each train, end-to-end, for coordinating with Government Railway Police/State Police of the respective State Governments in the path of the train for sorting out any logistic or law and order issues smoothly.
The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made elaborate arrangements for supplying food and water to passengers of these trains both at the originating point as well as at en route stations working in tandem with other Railway Divisions. (UNI)