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May 29, 2020
8:48PM

Over 52 lakh passengers transported to their home states through Shramik Special trains

@RailMinIndia
Railways has transported more than 52 lakh passengers to their home states through Shramik Special trains. Briefing reporters in New Delhi, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said, a total of three thousand 840 Shramik Special trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. He said, Railway has accommodated almost all requests received from the sending States. Mr Yadav informed, Railway is ready to meet all demands for movement of the Shramik Special Trains. 

He said, 80 per cent of these Shramik trains are destined for various destinations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Railways had started running Shramik Special trains from 1st May, to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.

On delay of the train, Chairman Railway Board said that only four out of 3,840 Shramik Special trains have taken more than 72 hours to reach destination. He also said, only 1.85 per cent of total train were diverted. Mr Yadav said, the requirement of Shramik Special trains has reduced and currently the total demand is only 449 more trains from states.

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