Punjab

616 PERSONS LEAVE ABU ROAD FOR ANDHRA PRADESH BY SPECIAL TRAIN

May 07, 2020 04:16 PM

Abu Road (Raj Sadosh)

A special train with 616 persons on board chugged off for Andhra Pradesh;578 of them had arrived in Brahmakumaris’ Shantivan complex in Abu Road on March 16 to participate in the meditation camp but due to lockdown the same was cancelled.

Most of the passengers were farmers, businessmen and villagers from different districts of Andhra Pradesh who had come to participate in the meditation camp that was to be held on March 20 but they got stuck here due to cancellation of the program and subsequent lock down in the country. Other passengers were from Pali and Abu Road.

Most of the passengers were farmers, businessmen and villagers from different districts of Andhra Pradesh who had come to participate in the meditation camp that was to be held on March 20 but they got stuck here due to cancellation of the program and subsequent lock down in the country. Other passengers were from Pali and Abu Road.

For them it was impossible to return home due to cancellation of train services even when they had got return reservation for March 24 but train services stood cancelled. It was a difficult situation for them as they were to harvest crops but had to stay here. All were promptly accommodated

“We wrote a letter to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah and also approached state government of Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh requesting to arrange train so that these people can be sent back, a spokesman said.

After concurrence with the three governments, Mount Abu SDM Ravindra Goswami, Brahmakumaris Executive Secretary B.K.Mruthyunjaya, Tehsildar Dinesh Acharya, DSP Praveen Kumar, besides RPF and GRP and station superintendent were present to flag off the special train to ferry passengers to Visakhapatnam.

The passengers were given a farewell by presenting flowers at the station. At the time of starting the train, all the top officers including SDM Ravindra Goswami, clapped and waved to the people.

Full attention to social distancing: During this period, shells were made for the cradle of social distancing in which people boarded the train waiting for their turn and left for their destination.All of them were screened and dispatched only after a team of doctors verified the mandatory provisions.

 
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