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Migrant workers crisis: Railway Board divert Shramik trains routes to ease congestion

Mid-Day Saturday, 23 May 2020 ()
In a bid to ease the heavy congestions of Shramik special trains heading towards Uttar Pradesh, the railway board has decided to divert these trains to travel extra 500 kilometres, the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Mumbai Central told mid-day.

Gorakhpur-bound Shramik Special train had left Vasai Road station on May 21 but...
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News video: COVID-19: Migrant workers swamp TN's Sundarapuram to collect passes for 'Shramik' trains

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