Bengaluru, NFAPost: The special train that left New Delhi on Thursday night with 503 passengers arrived at Bengaluru on Saturday at 6.40 am.
According to South Western Railway sources, all the passengers will have to go through the mandatory screening at Bangalore City railway station (SBC) (currently renamed as Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station) for the coronavirus. All the passengers will have to follow the protocol of 14 days quarantine.
The first special train from New Delhi carrying 550 passengers had arrived at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station in Bengaluru on Thursday morning.
The first special day passengers refused to check-in to designated quarantine facilities. The issue created agreed to follow the protocol after officials intervened.
Indian Railways efforts to run special passenger train is lauded as it gives many passengers who are stranded in different parts of the country. Migrants labourers across in India also are availing the special trains.
Reprieve for migrant labourers
Railways restarted its passenger service on Tuesday after nearly 50 days as India imposed the nationwide lockdown. As part of the initial efforts to commute passengers by starting fifteen pairs of special trains connecting New Delhi with other cities in India.
The Indian Railways has operated 932 Shramik Special trains since May 1, ferrying home 11 lakh migrant workers who were stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Uttar Pradesh received the maximum number of trains followed by Bihar.
The Railway Board receiving multiple complaints over the quality of services for migrant workers in these trains and they have already issued notices to the zonal railway railway authorities to keep a tab on the operations.