2,600 more Shramik trains in next 10 days: Railways

Agencies. Updated: 5/23/2020 5:42:35 PM National

New Delhi: Railways has decided to operationalise two thousand 600 more Shramik Special Trains in next ten days across the country. This initiative is expected to benefit 36 lakh stranded passengers.

Railways had started running Shramik Special trains from 1st May, 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.

The Railways and State Governments have appointed senior officials as Nodal Officers. Chairman of the Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav, said that the officers will ensure coordination and smooth operation of these Shramik Specials.

Railways had run two thousand 600 Shramik Special Trains in last 23 days and around 36 lakhs stranded migrants have been transported till now to their home States. Apart from Shramik Special Trains, Railways Ministry has started 15 pairs of Special Trains from 12th of this month and announced 200 train services to be started from 1st of next month.

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