Shramik Express train leaves Jharkhand with 1638 passengers
Panaji, May 30 : With 52,254 passengers already returned to their native places in different parts of the country in last few days who were stranded in Goa due to ongoing nationwide lockdown by Shramik Express trains, as many as 1638 passengers left Goa by special train of Konkan Railway from Karmali railway station to Jharkhand at 2018 hrs on Friday.
So far, total 53,892 passengers have been sent back to their respective places by 38 trains, including Saturday’s train left from Karmali railway station to Jharkhand with 1638 passengers.
Gopal Parsekar, Additional Collector-II, Deputy Collector, Sachin Desai, Mamlatdar of Bicholim, Pravinjay Pandit were present at the time of departure of the train at Karmali Railway Station.
The people who boarded the train were in Goa due to ongoing nationwide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. A proper medical screening and other formalities of the passengers were carried out before they boarded on the train.
Meanwhile, three buses of Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) with 70 passengers left for Mumbai in the morning and another bus reached Goa via Pollem check post with 13 passengers, 2 from Kerala and 11 from Karnataka.
The entire operation was monitored by District Magistrate North Goa R Menaka, IAS, Special Additional Collector Shashank Tripathi, Uthkrisht Prasoon, SP and Vivek H.P, Deputy Collector, Tiswadi under overall supervision of Kunal, IAS, Nodal Officer for Interstate Movement Cell.