India  

2,818 Shramik Special trains have ferried around 37 lakh migrants since May 1: Railways

IndiaTimes Sunday, 24 May 2020
The Railways has ferried around 37 lakh migrant workers on board 2,818 'Shramik Special' trains since May 1, according to official data.While 565 trains are currently in transit, 2,253 have arrived at their destinations, the railways said.The 'Shramik Special' trains are being operated primarily on the requests of the states, which want to send migrant workers to their native places.
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Rail transport Rail transport Conveyance of passengers and goods by way of wheeled vehicles running on rail tracks

Migrants forced to walk as getting permission from states to run trains is delayed: Chhattisgarh CM [Video]

Migrants forced to walk as getting permission from states to run trains is delayed: Chhattisgarh CM

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 between 2 states, this is causing the delays," he said. "It took 3 days to get permission from Karnataka, similarly UP is causing delays. We sought permission from J-K on May 11 and still haven't received it. If Railways had run trains from all states end to end, migrants wouldn't have been forced to walk," he added. Giving details of arrangements made by his state, CM Baghel said that around 75,000 labourers who were stranded in other states have been brought back, of which 16,000 were brought by trains and rest by road.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 02:00Published

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Watch: Indian Railways operates 'SheshNaag', the longest ever freight [Video]

Watch: Indian Railways operates 'SheshNaag', the longest ever freight

Indian Railways created another record by operating the longest freight train named 'SheshNaag'. The rake had a total of 251 wagons which were pulled by four electric locomotives. The feat was achieved..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:39Published
Private players to run 5% trains, operations likely from April 2023: Railway Board Chairman [Video]

Private players to run 5% trains, operations likely from April 2023: Railway Board Chairman

Speaking on the participation of private entities in running passenger trains, Railway Board Chairman, Vinod Kumar Yadav on July 02 informed that 5 per cent of the trains have been offered to private..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:36Published
COVID-19: 'Arrangements were made for 2.5 crore migrants,' says HM Shah [Video]

COVID-19: 'Arrangements were made for 2.5 crore migrants,' says HM Shah

On June 28, in an exclusive interview with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Asian New International (ANI) Editor Smita Prakash held conversation on several key issues amid COVID-19 situation in the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:49Published

Related news from verified sources

Coronavirus Lockdown: Nearly 1.5 lakh tickets booked in first 2 hours for trains running from June 1

Almost 1.50 lakh tickets were booked within two hours of opening the bookings for the 100 pairs of passenger trains that the railways will operationalise on June...
Mid-Day Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Indian Railways to cancel tickets for travel till June 30 on regular trains

The railways has decided to cancel all old bookings for regular trains scheduled till June 30 and provide full refund for it. However, the Shramik Special trains...
Mid-Day Also reported by •Hindu

Shramik trains: Railways appeal to people with comorbidities, pregnant women to avoid travel

Days after nine deaths were reported on-board Shramik Special trains, the Indian Railways on Friday appealed to people not to travel on these trains if they are...
IndiaTimes


Tweets about this