Arrangement possible by coordinating with 16 districts, three states and railways
In probably first such incident, 1211 North East people living in 16 districts of Gujarat left for their home states in a special train from Vadodara. Under the instructions of district Collector Shalini Agarwal the district administration coordinate at diffrent levels and made it possible to send people of three North Eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim by a special train from Vadodara. Living in 16 districts of the state including Vadodara, they head for their home states by a single train.
This is probably the first time that people from more than one state and 16 districts of the state were brought to Vadodara and board a train from here to their native places. The District Collector thanked the nodal officer of the state government, the administration of the concerned states and the railways for their efforts and congratulated the district administration for making this complex process a success.
Earlier by the efforts of District Collector in coordination with the State Government, various States and Railways, so far 32755 people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar head to their homes by 24 special labour trains.
Local nodal officer and deputy collector R.P. Joshi said, on the instructions of state nodal officer Harshad Patel, they coordinated with the collectors of 16 districts to brought all the Vadodara to send them to their states from here. However these states refused to allow people from other states but later in consultation with the nodal officers of Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim, it become possible to arrange one train for the people of the these three states.
The train after starting from Vadodara will stop at Jiribai in Manipur, Jalpai Gudi in Sikkim and Guwahati stations for Meghalaya. A total of 1211 tourists travel in the special train including 808 from Manipur, 217 from Meghalaya and 186 from Sikkim.
Out of 16 districts of the state, 346 are from Ahmedabad, 309 from Vadodara, 213 from Surat and 46 from Gandhinagar are traveling to these states. District Collector Shalini Agarwal sent her best wishes for a convenient journey to all the tourists. Food packets, water bottles and dry snack packets were given to the tourists by the Food Committee.