Chennai, May 9 : Two special trains carrying migrant workers and others left for Bihar’s Saharsa and Jharkhand’s Hatia from Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore and Katpadi, respectively, on Friday night, a senior Southern Railway official said.
According to the official, the train to Saharsa left Coimbatore with 1,140 passengers. They boarded the train maintaining social distance after thermal screening was done.
Similarly, the other train from Katpadi to Hatia carried passengers who were patients and their care givers who had come for treatment at the Christian Medial College Hospital, Vellore and got stranded.
The passengers were registered and nominated by the Tamil Nadu government.
On Wednesday night a special train carrying 1,136 passengers had left Katpadi for Ranchi.
The passengers — patients who had come for treatment at the Christian Medical College and their attendants — were brought to Katpadi railway junction in 16 buses by the Vellore district administration.