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Special trains for migrant workers, tourists & others

Friday, May 1, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Special trains for migrant workers, tourists & others

Centre on Friday said that special trains would be arranged for stranded migrant workers and others to move them back to their hometowns during the lockdown. This comes a day after the lockdown was extended by a week in red zone districts across the country.

"Movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons, stranded at different places, is also allowed by special trains to be operated by Railway Ministry, which will designate nodal officer(s) for coordinating with States/ UTs for their movement," a note from the Union Home Ministry said.

The Ministry added that detailed guidelines for the sale of tickets, safety norms to be observed within trains, stations and platforms will be given.

It's mandatory for passengers to wear face masks. It's the responsibility of the sending States to screen them. The receiving State can quarantine those it deems necessary.

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