Tatanagar railway station witnessed passengers after nearly two months as 61 passengers boarded the special train resumed by Indian Railways.
The train which started from Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) on Wednesday morning will be reaching Delhi on Thursday morning and made halt at Balasore (Odisha) followed by Tatanagar.
“The passengers were very excited. The train scheduled for arrival at 4.15 pm arrived twenty minutes behind schedule. In all 61 passengers boarded the train from Tatanagar while two passengers from Bhubaneswar alighted at Tatanagar. We followed all the standard operating protocols in coordination with the district administration like keeping social distance, checking of e-tickets, sanitization and thermal screening of all passengers,” said Tatanagar Station director, Pradeep Balmuchu.
Meanwhile, the district administration took the two passengers who alighted from the train from Bhubaneshwar to the quarantine center in Telco. “We have kept them in institutional quarantine and took their swab samples for confirmatory tests. If the samples report is negative they will be allowed to go home,” said Jamshedpur circle officer, Anurag
The migrant labourers who are returning back to their hometowns are being kept under strict vigil as administration has advised several of them to be home quarantined. Even after proper screening at Tatanagar railway station and bus stops, the administration is keeping a close watch at quarantine centres.