932 'Shramik Special' trains operated so far, over 11 lakh migrants ferried home
Friday, 15 May 2020 () The Railways has operated 932 Shramik Special trains since May 1, ferrying home 11 lakh migrant workers who were stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, officials said. On Friday, Railways operated 145 such trains. Of these, Uttar Pradesh received the maximum number of trains followed by Bihar, they said.
Migrant workers gathered at Chandigarh Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) on May 14. All the workers will be screened before boarding the buses to the railway station. They will then leave for their native states on Shramik Special trains. Indian Railways cancelled all tickets till June 30. However, all...
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