Panaji, May 23 : Six trains carrying 9652 passengers departed, four from Margao railway station and two from Karmali railway station, on May 22, 2020. Those stranded passengers who will be travelling by Shramik Express trains of Konkan Railways to their native places in Uttar Pradesh thanked the Goa Government with smiles on faces for making adequate arrangements for their travelling. The first three trains each with 1628 passengers left to Deoria Sadar, Pratapgarh and Mau and the fourth train with 1512 passengers to Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh State from Margao railway station.
Collector South, Ajit Roy, IAS, SP South, Arvind Gawas, IPS, Special Additional Collector, Sanjiv Dessai, SP, Sammy Tavares; SP, Serafin Dias and other senior officers of district administration, Konkan Railways and Police Department were present and the entire operation was monitored by District Magistrate South Goa Ajit Roy, IAS, under overall supervision of Kunal, IAS. So far, including today's six trains, a total 30,134 passengers have been sent back to their respective places by 22 number of trains, including two trains left from Karmali railway station to Uttar Pradesh with 1628 passengers each.
R Menaka, Collector, Uthkrisht Prasoon, SP, Gopal parsekar, Additional Collector-II, Vivek H P, Deputy Collector, Tiswadi, Mangaldas Gaonkar, deputy Collector, Sattari and Technical Staff of Info Tech Corporation of Goa Limited were present at the time of departure of trains. Before their departure, the passengers were ferried to the railway station by KTCL buses. Proper medical screening and other formalities of the passengers were carried out before they boarded on trains. Two KTCL buses with 57 numbers of Seafarers who were in Mumbai will arrive in Goa tomorrow. Kunal, IAS, Nodal officer for interstate movement cell, appreciated the work done by the whole team who have been working tirelessly to ensure safe journey of the stranded people. (UNI)