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More than ten lakh passengers transported to their home in less than 15 days

Updated: May 15, 2020 10:34 am

Railways has crossed the milestone of transporting more than ten lakh passengers to their home states through Shramik Special trains in less than 15 days.

A total of 800 Shramik Special trains have been operationalized from various states across the country for the movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places.

Ministry of Railways said, the trains are being run by Railways only after concurrence of both the states including one which is sending the passengers and another  which is receiving them.

These trains were terminated in various states like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

The Ministry said, proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water.

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