’52 Lakh Passengers Moved Via Shramik Special Trains,’ Says Railway Board Chairman Yadav

A total of 52 lakh passengers have been moved through 3,840 Shramik Special trains till yesterday, said Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav on Friday.

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May 29, 2020

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On Friday, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said that a total of 52 lakh passengers have been moved through 3,840 Shramik Special trains till yesterday. He also said that in the past week, more than 20 lakh passengers have been taken to their home states via these trains, as reported by ANI.

“A total of 279 Shramik Special trains have been run till May 20. All requests from the states have been accommodated by the Indian Railways. Almost 3 lakh migrants are being ferried by the railways on a daily basis,” he said. “Most migrants have been ferried to Uttar Pradesh with around 42 percent of the total number of passengers and Bihar with around 37 percent of the total number of passengers,” added Yadav.

It is also said that the requirement of the states as on May 24 was 923 trains. As per requirement yesterday, the figure is now 449 trains. State governments have also been informed that the railways are ready to promptly run Shramik Special trains as per their demand.

The country is under the fourth phase of coronavirus-induced lockdown, which will continue till May 31. The lockdown was first enforced in March to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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