Ministry of Railways

In order to ensure safer and quicker transportation of migrants , Indian Railways ready to run Shramik Special trains from all the districts connected by Railways in the country

Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry today , has asked the district collectors of the country to identify and prepare a list of stranded labourers and destination, and apply it to Railways through state nodal officer

Indian Railways has got the capacity to run almost 300 Shramik Specials a day

Stranded Migrants in various districts across the country can reach home states more conveniently and comfortably.

Posted On: 16 MAY 2020 9:12PM by PIB Delhi

Indian Railways is ready to run Shramik Special trains from all the  districts connected by Railways in the country.

 

Minister of Railways and  Commerce & Industry today, has asked the district collectors of the country to prepare a list of stranded labourers and destination, and apply it to Railways through State nodal officer.

 

 

Indian Railways has got the capacity to run almost 300 Shramik special trains a day, however, less than half are being presently utilised.

 

Full capacity Operationalisation  of the railways Rakes would provide significant relief to the migrants across the country who are seeking to go to their home states. Indian Railways is ready to augment the running of Shramik special trains as per the actual needs of the districts

 

 As of today, more than 15 lakh migrants have already been transported by the Railways to their home states and almost 1150 Shramik Special trains have been operationalised. Indian Railways can easily transport almost double number of migrants per day.

 

Once the information about migrants wishing to go back to their home states is made available from each district, then Indian Railways can take further action to help operationalise the trains.

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