Railways has transported more than 14 lakh stranded people to their home states through Shramik Special trains. Railway Ministry has said that railways has operated 1,074 Shramik Special trains across the country.
These special trains have originated from various States like Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
AIR Correspondent reports, Railways have started running Shramik Special trains from 1st of this month to move migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places due to lock down.
These trains are being run by Railways only after concurrence is given both by the state which is sending the passengers and the state which is receiving them. During the last three days, more than two lakh persons have been transported per day.
Proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water.