There is no demand for Shramik Special trains from any state now, the Railways said Monday, but offered to run more if states request for them.
No New Demand For Shramik Special Trains From Any State, Says Railways
36 Bundles of Joy 👶🏻: Moments of hope & celebrations were witnessed onboard as 36 babies took birth on Shramik Special Trains. These Railway babies are testimony to the large scale of this mammoth operations to get migrants back home.
Railways appeals to everyone to refrain from spreading unverified news, specially during times of COVID-19. No Shramik Train has taken 9 days to reach. Additionally, trains have not lost their way, but 71 out of 3,840 of them were diverted to avoid congested track of UP & Bihar.
Indian Railways cancels all tickets booked to travel on or before June 30th, 2020. Refunds given to all tickets booked till 30th June 2020. All special trains and Shramik Special train to however ply as usual.
Indian Railways ply 1,565 shramik special trains across the country 🚂 More than 20 lakh migrants transported to their destinations. 🚂 Free Food and water available to passengers. 🚂 Ensuing proper screening of passengers.
It pains me that several states such as West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, are not giving enough permissions for 'shramik special trains' to enter their states: Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal
Indian Railways is running Shramik special trains keeping berths empty in each coach to maintain social distancing. The trains are returning empty from destinations under lock & key. Free food and bottled water is being given to migrants by railways: Railway Ministry Sources