Stranded people leave for homes

Stranded people leave for homes

Passengers stand in a queue at the Amritsar railway station on Monday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 1

Paramjit Kaur, who had been stranded in Gurdaspur district, was all cheerful to board a train to Delhi. She was forced to live separately from her family members as she was stranded here for over the two months.

After the easing of curbs, train services resumed from the Amritsar railway station on Monday, giving a much-need relief to thousands of passengers like Paramjit who were stuck following the introduction of restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus.

Recently, some Shramik trains were run from the Amritsar railway station to ferry migrant labourers to their native states.

Another passenger Preeti, a resident of Delhi, said she had come here to meet her relatives just two days before the first lockdown and could not return to her home. I kept watching online news as soon as I heard of resumption of train services I immediately booked a berth for myself. I was able to catch the first train today.”

The Amritsar-Haridwar (02054) train departed at 6.50 am and the Amritsar-Jayanagar (04650) train departed at 11.55 am. Both of them were carrying 244 and 83 passengers, respectively.

The Jan Shatabdi from Haridwar will arrive the station at 10 pm. All of them will have to sign the self-declaration form given by the Punjab Government.

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