More than 12 lakh passengers reached their home states by Shramik Special trains: Railways
Railways has said that more than 12 lakh passengers have reached their home states by Shramik Special trains. Railway Ministry said, more than one thousand trains have been operationalized so far to take migrants home. Railways have started running Shramik Special trains from 1st of this month to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.
These trains were terminated in various states like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
The Ministry said, Railways is ready to run 300 Shramik Special trains per day to transport more than four lakh stranded people per day. These Shramik Special trains are being run by Railways only after concurrence is given by both the states, which is sending the passengers and the state which is receiving them. Proper screening o