SHRAMIK SPECIAL TRAINS
No more demand for Shramik Special trains, says Railways
"There was demand for just one train from Karnataka and that train is running today (Monday) from Bengaluru to Muzaffarpur. There is no demand for such trains tomorrow as well. We will run them if demand arises from states," one of the spokespersons for the national transporter said.
100th Shramik special train leaves Pune carrying 682 migrants
So far 1.25 lakh passengers, mostly migrantworkers, have been ferried in Shrami...
Shramik trains helped avert a 'humanitarian crisis': Report
“Helping approximately 6.3 million migrant workers get home safely, and expeditio...
Over 57 lakh migrants traveled in over 4,100 'Shramik' special trains since May 1
The top five states where maximum trains terminated are Uttar Pradesh(1670 Trains), Bihar(1482 Trains), Jharkhand(194 Trains), Odisha (180 Trains), West Bengal (135 Trains), while most number of trains originated from Gujarat(1027 Trains), Maharashtra(802 Trains), Punjab(416 Trains), Uttar Pradesh (288 Trains) and Bihar (294 Trains).
EcoR officers plan gifts for babies born on board Shramik Special trains in their zone
The first such sponsorship came from the general manager of the zone, Vidya Bhushan himself who sent Rs 5,000 to the mother of a child born on Friday, which was the third child born in the zone so far.
Consent of states not required for receiving Shramik Special trains
The consent of receiving states will not be required anymore. This comes as the Centre looks to expedite the process, as close to three weeks since these trains began operating, migrants, who have been worst hit by the outbreak of Covid-19, are still taking the road to return home. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases crossed 1 lakh on Monday.
Migrant workers start returning to their place of work: Railway Board chairman
Railway Board chairman VK Yadav said bookings for trains originating from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar — which received more than 70% of the ‘Shramik’ trains that were run to reach migrants home — have begun for journeys towards Maharashtra, Gujarat and Ahmedabad.
Demand for Shramik special trains coming down gradually: Chairman Railway Board
The Indian Railways began operating 'Shramik' special trains 1st May onwards to transport stranded migrants back to their home States.
Consent of destination states not required to run Shramik Special trains: Railways
The railways on Tuesday said the consent of the destination states is not required to operate Shramik Special trains, hours after the Home M...
It's Maharashtra CM vs Railway Minister over Shramik Special trains
The political slugfest over Shramik Special trains refuses to die down with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal engaging in a war of words over the issue on Sunday.
Railways allows more passengers on Board 'Shramik' Specials
“The train capacity should be equal to the number of sleeper berths on the train,” the revised guidelines for running these trains, issued by the railway board on Monday said.
3,736 Shramik Special trains ferried over 48 lakh migrants since May 1
The railways has distributed more than 85 lakh free meals and about 1.25 crore free water bottles to migrant workers travelling in these trains since May 1. The top five states and UTs from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat (979), Maharashtra (695), Punjab(397), Uttar Pradesh (263) and Bihar (263).
No consent required from destination states to run Shramik Special trains: Railways
Railway spokesperson Rajesh Dutt Bajpai on Tuesday said, "Consent of terminating state not necessary to run Shramik Special trains".
Sharmik Trains demand falling: Railway Board Chairman
Indian Railways had started to operate the Shramik Special trains from May 1 to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists. The railways has till date ferried over 58 lakh people in 4,286 Shramik Special trains.
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