First Shramik Special train from Mysuru division with 1,428 migrant labourers from Bihar left from Kabakaputtur Railway Station in Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday.
The train with a composition of 24 coaches, including 18 sleeper, four general and two ladies-cum-luggage vans will travel to Bapudham Motihari in Bihar via Arsikere Junction, Bellary Junction, Guntakal Junction Vijayawada and Gaya Junction and is scheduled to reach the destination on May 14, said Priya Shetty, Divisional Commercial Manager and PRO.
Adequate quantity of soaps and sanitizers have been provided in each compartment for maintaining personal hygiene
MAJN is ruled out due to SR PGT issues. SWR should make some smart moves to reach out to south Canara.
I heard due to some pressure from MoSR, MAJN infra is expanding with additional PF's construction. Two end PF's might get allotted for trains towards Hassan side. [click here|/news/post/407870
These are all one time trains decided to run from stations as are enough of train passengers of atleast 1000 from origin to one particular station. They are avoiding main stations and preferring suburbs away from city to avoid others coming mixing with the intended to travel. All details are being taken to track the health of travellers but it completely depends on the receiving state how they handle health protocol. Thane to Guntakal train was deboarded at suburban station travellers taken in buses and put in quarantine centers 1000 tested and 78 are positive till now.
It will also be good if the govt is able to provide better connectivity between MAJN & the city. Had always heard that MAJN is a bit far from the city. This will be the way forward in future as well with satellite stations coming up i near terminuses and shift to these places ( just like Shalimar, Panvel, Bypanahalli. Anand Vihar Terminus etc etc). Rlwys is also probably looking at focussing more att these stations
Right if proper local transport is provided to this station, then no worries. MAJN can grow with mainline train connectivity to North-South-East.