Shramik special trains

“There are ‘clouds’ of the disease, people are in trouble, one can make benefits - the anti-poor government is earning by turning a disaster into profit,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

Around 26 lakh passengers booked tickets for the special train during the entire month of June, according to data by Railway Ministry.

These trains are fully reserved trains having both AC and Non AC classes. General coaches have reserved seat for sitting accommodation. There will be no unreserved coach in the train.

Religious places have been closed across the country since the nationwide lockdown was imposed from March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Railway Board chairman said that demand of originating States for Shramik Special trains is gradually coming down.

A migrant woman returning to her native place in Bihar by Shramik special train gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.

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.