24 passengers of Shramik Special get down at Asansol station

    Kolkata, May 15 (PTI) At least 24 passengers got down
from a Shramik Special train at Asansol station, claiming that
they had tickets for Purulia but the train from Bengaluru did
not stop there.
    An Eastern Railway spokesman said here on Friday that
the special train had a technical stop at Asansol on Thursday
and passengers were not supposed to board or deboard there.
    But since the passengers refused to travel further on
the train, the ER authorities and the Railway Protection Force
(RPF) commandant at the station contacted the West Bengal
government authorities for their transfer to Purulia by road
on Thursday, he said.
    The 24 passengers underwent medical screening by the
state health department officials, following which they were
sent to Purulia by bus, the official said.
    The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New
Jalpaiguri railway station. PTI AMR

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