New Delhi, May 22: (IPR) The special train for Sikkimese people from Chandigarh has started its journey in its scheduled time. The train will make stoppages at Ghaziabad, Moradabad and Lucknow before reaching New Delhi at 9 pm tonight, and will finally make its journey towards NJP.

The office of the Resident Commissioner, Sikkim House, New Delhi, has made all necessary correspondence and arrangements to ensure that all the people stranded in Delhi and adjoining areas are accommodated in the special train, duly following all the required formalities.

As per information received from the office of the RC, 507 people reported for screening at New Delhi out of the expected 921. Special buses were arranged to ferry the people to the railway station.

The screening started at 8 am and closed at 5.30 pm. Sikkim House provided lunch and snack pack. The coordinating team which was assigned lent all the necessary assistance to the people and seven coordinators will be travelling with the returnees. All the people have been advised to keep the doors locked. Railway authorities have been requested for ensuring the safety of the train. UP govt has been requested for smooth boarding at Ghaziabad, Moradabad and Lucknow stations.