Jamshedpur, May 15: Enthusiasm was writ large on the faces of the passengers who returned at the Tatanagar Station from Bhubaneshwar bound special train from New Delhi. The train reached platform number 2, nearly an hour behind scheduled time of arrival (11.30 am) on Friday.
“I have come to take by mother who was struck at Kanpur from past one month. I could not control my emotions as I saw her coming down the train,” said Jagjeet Singh, a resident of Jugsalai.
Several relatives at the station admitted that their elderly parents were under mental depression after being stuck in Delhi during the lockdown. “Parents were also worried about their children returning from the red zone in Delhi. “ I have been studying in Delhi from past one year. With the spread of coronavirus I saw staying at my relative’s house from past one month. My parents were really very worried and I am happy to see them at the railway station,” said a Delhi University student, who wished not to be quoted.
Jamshedpur circle officer Anurag Tiwary informed that a total of 89 passengers returned at the Tatanagar Station.
“A total of 89 passengers alighted from the special train at the Tatanagar Station on Friday. Out of which 47 were from Jamshedpur while one was from Khunti and the remaining were from neighbouring West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan.
We had arranged buses for those going to West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan while the lone passenger of Khunti went by a private car arranged by his relatives. The passengers of Jamshedpur had to arrange for their own conveyance,” said Anurag Tiwary.
All the passengers underwent thermal screening, sanitised and had to fill up their travel history and contact details at the Tatanagar Station before leaving the station premises.
Meanwhile, the administration is keeping close vigil on those returning back to the city. An official informed that vigil on those returning have been increased in order to ensure that suspects are identified.
The steel city had on Thursday reported a third Covid-19 positive case. The man who had tested for coronavirus positive had returned from Kolkata on May 11.
Earlier on Tuesday, two young persons, including a girl, both from Chakulia block in the Ghatshila sub-division of the district, were tested positive and put in the TMH’s Covid ward, thus making the total number of Covid patients in TMH to three. A chartered accountant student, aged 24 and a female employee of a MNC, aged 28 both from Kolkata who had returned home on May 8 evening on a private cab at Chakulia, around 80 km from of Jamshedpur became the first novel coronavirus positive cases to have surfaced from East Singhbhum district. A total of four chartered accountant students from Kolkata and the female employee had come on two separate cabs (booked on Ola cab aggregator) till Bend (an inter-state check point on border of Bengal and Jharkhand).