Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today informed that a special non-stop train will start from New Delhi on May 20 to bring the stranded students and others from Kerala there, back to the State. “All arrangements are in place. Steps are also being taken to run special trains from Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Bihar.”
A special train is sanctioned by railways when there are about 1,200 passengers from a state or a particular station. “If required, we will request the railways to provide an additional stop in that State for the convenience of passengers. The state is taking the necessary action in this regard”, he added.
Those who wish to travel to Kerala can book the tickets online using the link on Norka Roots website (registernorkaroots.org). Those booking tickets will be informed by SMS once the train has been decided. The online registration will also be considered as a pass to enter the State.