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Shramik special train s route diversion leaves passengers baffled, Railway officials cite traffic congestion

Dispelling apprehensions that a Gorakhpur-bound Shramik Special from Maharashtra had mistakenly taken the route through Rourkela in Odisha on Saturday, Railway officials said that it was a planned diversion due to traffic congestion. Hundreds of migrant workers had boarded the special train on Thursday from Vasai Road in Maharashtra for Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and were baffled when it arrived at Rourkela. Some of the passengers took to Twitter saying they feared that the driver had taken the wrong route. There is no question of the train losing its way or its driver forgetting the route. We were very much aware that it is going to pass through Rourkela station. During its halt, the train received water and other necessary things before proceeding towards its destination, Rourkela Station Manager Abhay Mishra said . He said there is congestion on different routes as a large number of Shramik special trains are being run to ferry people stranded in different parts of the country ...


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