Over 450 Shramik trains brought half a million migrants home: Railways

As of May 11, 2020, a total of 49,624 migrants have been safely brought in at different stations in NCR in 42 terminating trains

Current Affairs : The Indian Railways has run more than 450 ‘Shramik Special trains’ and brought more than 500,000 vagrant laborers to their individual states, said RD Bajpai, Railways Executive Director.

“We have run more than 450 ‘Shramik Special trains’ and brought more than 500,000 vagrants to their separate states. Our objective is to run in excess of 100 trains per day and we will accomplish it,” Bajpai told ANI.

The North Central Railway said upwards of 50,000 vagrants have been brought in 42 ending Shramik Special trains at various stations in the district.

As of May 11, 2020, a sum of 49,624 vagrants have been securely gotten at various stations on NCR in 42 ending trains.

Six uncommon trains to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar and Jharkhand shipping 7,841 travelers to their local spots in the midst of the all-inclusive Covid-19 lockdown left the city on Monday, an authority said.

“The 6th and last train left from Malur to Bokaro, Jharkhand, at 9:46 p.m. with 1,540 travelers, including 25 youngsters,” said a South Western Railway (SWR) official.

The third Shramik Express train from Goa left for Udhampur conveying 728 abandoned vagrant specialists back to their home territory of Jammu and Kashmir from the Madgaon railroad station, an administration representative said on Monday.

This was the third Shramik Express train being worked by the Konkan Railway to ship abandoned vagrant laborers to different states. The state’s first Shramik Express train had left for Gwalior on May 8. The second train which left Goa on Sunday was likewise booked for Udhampur.

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