Railways to run 2600 more ‘Shramik Special’ across India
In tune with commonly held belief as the lifeline of the country, Indian Railways has decided to run 2600 more 'Shramik Special' trains so that migrant workers can comfortably reach their desired destinations in the country
As per the statement from the Ministry of Railways, these trains will be operationalised in next ten days across the country.
This initiative is expected to benefit 36 lakh stranded passengers across the country, states the release from the Ministry.
Indian Railways started running “Shramik Special” trains from May 1 to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.
These special trains are being run from point to point on the request of both the concerned state governments as per the standard protocols for sending and receiving such stranded persons.
The railways and state governments have appointed senior officials as nodal officers for coordination and smooth operation of these ‘Shramik Specials’.
Indian Railways has run 2600 ‘Shramik Special’ trains in last 23 days
Around 36 lakhs stranded migrants have been transported till now to their home states.
It is to be noted that apart from ‘Shramik Special’ trains, the Ministry of Railways has started 15 pairs of Special trains with effect from May 12 and announced 200 train services to be started from June 1.