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Joy and sorrow for stranded West Bengal tourists as they leave for their native

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Mysuru: When they had set out to visit the Heritage City, all they had in mind was to fill their vacation with good memories. But what eventually followed was something that they may not wish to recall, in near future.

A woman expresses her gratitude before boarding the train at Ashokapuram railway station in Mysuru.

As many as twenty tourists had come to Mysuru on vacation from West Bengal. They had planned to return on March 21 but nothing went as planned as Janata Curfew was clamped on March 22 due to Covid-19 pandemic. With no other option to travel, they had to stay back in the City.

For nearly, 69 days, these tourists braced uncertainties and lived with anxiety every moment of their life. As they did not have any accommodation, they were housed at Nanjaraja Bahaddur Choultry. The Mysuru City Corporation and a NGO took care of their needs during the whole period of lockdown.
West Bengal tourists before boarding the train at Ashokapuram railway station in Mysuru.
Now, with the lockdown being relaxed, the State government arranged special Shramik Train to send them to their native. On Friday, along with 1,500 migrant workers, these 20 tourists boarded the train from Ashokapuram Railway Station to reach their home. Rotary Club provided food for their journey.
While couple of them were happy to go home, they were equally anxious as they had lost their properties due to Amphan Cyclone that wrecked havoc in their state. They hoped against hope that their life will be normal again.
– Team Mysoorunews

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