Indian Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys). These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
Thereafter, Indian Railways shall start more special services on new routes, based on the available coaches after reserving 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 care centres and adequate number of coaches being reserved to enable operation of up to 300 trains everyday as “Shramik Special” for stranded migrants.
A Shramik Special train will reach Tripura with stranded people and other people amid the Covid-19 crisis.
The first train that started from Bangalore carrying around 1200 stranded people of Tripura on May 10 last is set to arrive in Agartala Railway Station today.
District Magistrate West Dr Sandeep N. Mahatme visited Agartala Railway station yesterday.
At the end of his visit, the DM West claimed that all arrangements were already put place.
According to the NF Railway sources the Shramik Special Train to Tripura began its journey from Bangalore at 5pm on Sunday last and will reach Agartala today.
As per the protocols, the travelers will stay in quarantine after proper medical checkup.