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Subsequent to the order of Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places by special trains, Indian Railways had decided to operate “Shramik Special” trains.
“As on midnight of 15th May 2020, a total of 1074 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. More than 14 lakhs stranded people have been transported back to their home state in the last 15 days,” said in the statement released by Indian Railways.
The Railway said that more than 2 lakh person is being transported per day during the last 3 days. In days to come it is expected to be scaled up to 3 lakh passengers per day. At present, a total of 1074 Shramik Special trains are being run by Indian Railways.
These trains have originated from various states like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and were terminated in various states like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
“In these Shramik Special Trains, proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water”, further said.
Apart from this, Railways has also commenced operation of 15 pair air-conditioned trains on selected routes to transport people between major cities with limited stops. The schedule these special train can be accessed from the below link:
Time Table of Special Trains
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