On May 25, 223 Shramik specials were ferrying 2.8 lakh passengers, Indian Railways informed. Meanwhile, Indian Railways has made many arrangements to ensure people's safe journey during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The Railways said that it is observed that there are not much demand from Maharashtra government for running Shramik special trains from the districts like Nashik, Dhule, Amravati, Chandrapur and Akola.
An average of 260 passenger trains were run in the last four days. There are plans to run 2,600 trains in the next 10 days and we will be able to take 36 lakh more people to their destinations.
According to Srivastava, the advisory issued on March 28-29 instructed that helpline numbers and locations of relief camps be widely publicised, and DC/DM and SP were made responsible for the enforcement of these orders.
The train, which began from Maharashtra’s Vasai Road for Gorakhpur lost track overnight and instead reached Rourkela,
The data shows that highest number of Shramik trains originated from Gujarat, followed by Maharashtra (429) and Punjab (265).
As part of the campaign, influential persons, writers and artists would address people everyday through Facebook Live to motivate as well as educate people about the pandemic and ways to stay safe as part.
The data shows that highest number of Shramik trains originated from Gujarat (633 trains), followed by Maharashtra (371) and Punjab (247).
The Transport Minister added that 1,000 buses were being used exclusively by the authorities to ferry migrant workers to stations till yesterday.
The UP Chief Minister further said that the migrant labourers should not travel by illegal vehicles like trucks, bikes, cycles, etc as there is a chance of an accident by travelling on these vehicles.