UP to double Shramik Specials, Bihar nod to 50 trains every day
Monday, 18 May 2020 () Uttar Pradesh has approved to double the operation of Shamik Special trains and Bihar has given nod for operating 50 such trains daily to transport stranded migrant workers, railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. Railway ministry officials said so far more than 1,400 Shramik Specials have moved approximately 18.5 lakh stranded migrant workers, students and tourists.
The migrant workers ransacked vehicles in Shapar industrial area in Gujarat's Rajkot after cancellation of two 'Shramik Special' trains to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Rajkot's Superintendent of Police (Rural) Balram Meena said, "Action will be taken against those involved in the incident".
People in large numbers thronged Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Station on May 27 to catch homebound trains. Migrant workers were waiting for Shramik Special trains. Officials were trying to maintain social..
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi, while addressing the media on May 23, talked about 'shramik' special trains that have brought migrant workers to the state. He informed..