Tuesday, 19 May 2020 () "Under the leadership of PM @NarendraModi, more than 20 lakh workers have been sent to their homes by the Railways on 1,565 Shramik Special trains," the railway minister Piyush Goyal said. According to data till Monday night, more than 496 trains have originated from Gujarat and 17 more are in the pipeline, while over 266 trains have already started from Maharashtra, with 37 more in the pipeline.
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi on May 16 briefed media about total number of Shramik special trains which brought migrant workers back to the state. He said that 449 trains, most in the country, brought 5,64,000 migrant workers home.
Chief Secretary of West Bengal has written a letter to the Chairman of Railway Board. The letter stated, "As the district administration is involved with relief and rehabilitation works, it will not be..