Coronavirus Lockdown: Cops clap as train with stranded students leave Kota for Jharkhand

Published: 02 May, 2020 15:16 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Many students were reportedly stranded in Kota, a town known for its educational institutions that coach scores of pupils for competitive exams, ever since the national lockdown due to coronavirus was imposed

A screengrab of the video posted by Prasar Bharati News Service on Twitter
A screengrab of the video posted by Prasar Bharati News Service on Twitter

The central government on May 1 started train services for students, migrant labourers, tourists and others stranded in different parts of the country to the home states. On Friday, a train carrying students who were stranded in Rajasthan’s Kota district left for Jharkhand amid applause from cops at the spot.

Many students were reportedly stranded in Kota, a town known for its educational institutions that coaches scores of pupils for competitive exams, ever since the national lockdown due to coronavirus was imposed.

In a video posted by the Prasar Bharati News Service on Twitter, policemen and other railway personnel were seen standing on the platform and clapping as the train with students was leaving from Kota railway station to Jharkhand, in what seems to be a gesture to wish them a safe journey. The caption for the post read, "1449 coaching students left for #Jharkhand in a special train last night from Kota, Rajasthan."

These special trains would ply without any stops, following health and safety protocols as per an order by the central government.

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