Special Train With Stranded J&K Students to Leave Bangalore Today

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SRINAGAR: First special train with stranded students from Jammu and Kashmir will leave for Jammu from Bangalore city on Sunday.

According to officials here, a special train carrying 1112 stranded students of Jammu and Kashmir to leave for Udhampur from Bangalore city tomorrow (Sunday) morning. He said only students with prior registration would be allowed to board the train after proper ID verification.

Special train to Udhampur will leave at 11 AM from Bengaluru City railway station. We have made all the necessary arrangements for operating the train, a railway official said. He said students have been informed to reach Baiyappanahalli Police Station (K R Puram) Tin Factory ground by 7: 30 Am Sunday where from Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will carry them to railway station.

Pertinently, this is the first batch of stranded students who are being taken back to home from Karnataka state.

434 Kashmiri Students Leave Bhopal For Home

Meanwhile over 434 Kashmiri students, stranded in various parts of Madhya Pradesh left for Jammu and Kashmir from Bhopal and Indore by buses on Saturday afternoon.

365 students started their home-bound journey in buses from Bhopal, while 69 others left from Indore.

Bhopal district collector Tarun Pithode said medical check-up of all the students was conducted before they were given e-passes for the journey.

A fleet of 18 AC buses carrying 365 students left Bhopal around 3 pm, while the group of 69 students left Indore in two buses.

In Bhopal, Kashmiri students from various parts of the state gathered at a private school in Gandhi Nagar locality on Friday night.

The buses will ferry the students to Lakhanpur post on Punjab-J&K border in Kathua district, from where the J&K administration will arrange their travel to their hometowns, an official said in Indore.

Train from Goa

Meanwhile another train carrying 2,000 stranded residents of Kashmir in Goa will depart on Sunday.

According to Commissioner-Secretary Industries and Commerce, Manoj K Dwivedi, who has been appointed the overall incharge for management of stranded people/returnees by train, said that while the train carrying nearly 1,000 people from Goa’s Thivim railway station will be arriving in Udhampur during wee hours of Tuesday, another will reach from Goa’s Mudgaon Junction railway station on Wednesday.

The UT government is expecting the return of 60,000 – 70,000 stranded people, including students, traders and labourers from different parts of India by trains, Dwivedi said. 

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