Nearly 1055 stranded residents left Bengaluru by a Special train for Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur railway station on Thursday late night.
The train, which left the Chikkabanavara railway station, is expected to reach its destination by Saturday. This is the second train being operated by the Railways from Bengaluru to ferry J&K residents to their homes.
“The train from Bengaluru left for Udhampur last night at around 10:45 pm with around 1055 passengers on it,” an official said.
He said that the passengers were screened at the station with a thermal device and given a medical certificate, indicating they were free from Coronavirus symptoms.
The stranded Jammu and Kashmir residents were driven to the railway station by state transport corporation buses in a convoy, before boarding the train at around 10:45 pm, an official said.