1200 UP residents heading home by the special train
1200 UP residents left for their home in a special train from Vadodara on Sunday. The railway and district administration maintained social distancing and other parameters to ensure the passengers board the train hassle free. All of them are happy going back to their states after they stuck in the city due to the lockdown.
According to sources in the Collectorate, 674 people from Uttar Pradesh were stranded due to lock-down in shelters in Vadodara city and district. Inspite of them students, labourers, people doing jobs and business are also show their eagerness to visit their state. In such situation District Collector took up the matter with the Gujarat Government’s Nodal Officer for UP, Home Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Administration and the Railways. As a result, arrangements was made to send around 1200 tourists to UP by train and on Sunday they all left for Lucknow from Vadodara railway station.
The District Collector instructed the Nodal Officer and the concerned officers to complete all the necessary procedures to make the journey of these people easier and convenient. On Sunday they all board the train from Vadodara to Lucknow. Vadodara MP Ranjan Bhatt, MLA Seema Mohile and others interacted with them and also flagged off the train from the station.
Social distancing, sanitisation of the passengers was maintained by the district administration at the platform to ensure following of rules. Secondly food packets are also provided to the passengers during their journey towards Lucknow.