'Travelled 3 Days Without Food, Water': Bihar Local Narrates Harrowing Train Journey During Lockdown

by Anjali Ojha Nov 01, 2020 • 04:21 PM Views 952


Weeks after India witnessed thousands of migrants walking towards their native villages barefoot from metro cities during the lockdown, the Indian govt announced to run Shramik special trains to ferry them home. As per govt figures, 97 people lost their lives while travelling on those trains. In Bihar's Chakwa village of Kishanganj, Abdul Salam narrates the harrowing account of travelling in a shramik special. Abdul recounts how there was no food or water available for passengers and the train even lost its direction