Railways operates 1,074 Shramik trains; UP allows the most migrants to return
Saturday, 16 May 2020 () The Indian Railways has operated 1,074 Shramik Special trains since May 1, ferrying more than 14 lakh workers, it said Saturday. Uttar Pradesh has given approval for 526 trains, followed by Bihar for 269 trains, and Madhya Pradesh for 81 trains. Railway minister Piyush Goyal said 80 per cent of the labour trains are terminating in these two states.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on May 17 slammed Centre over plight of migrant workers. He said, "If Railways had run trains from all states end to end, migrants wouldn't have been forced to walk." "As per the arrangements that have been made, trains can run only after the agreement...
The Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal on May 21 said that the West Bengal Government not actively cooperated with Railways Ministry to let migrant workers reached their home via special trains amid..
While speaking to ANI in Delhi on May 20, Railways Executive Director (Media), RD Bajpai said Railways will run 100 pairs (200 return journeys) of non-AC trains from June 1. "Only online ticket booking..
Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that the Indian Railways has transported over 20 lakh stranded migrant workers through the 1,565... Mid-Day Also reported by •Hindu •DNA •IndiaTimes •Indian Express