Over 70,000 migrants have reached home in 76 Shramik Special trains, says Railways

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Over 70,000 migrants have reached home in 76 Shramik Special trains, says Railways
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These 24 coaches Shramik particular trains, which have a capability of 72 seats, is now diminished to 54 because of social distancing norms with the center seat not being allotted to any passenger

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 70,000 migrants have reached home in 76 Shramik Special trains, says Railways

A complete of 76 Shramik Particular trains have carried over 70,000 migrants to their properties between Might 1 to Might 5, the railway ministry stated

The Ministry of Railways has stated that over 70,000 migrants, who had been stranded as a result of countrywide lockdown have reached their properties safely by way of Sharamik Particular trains.

A complete of 76 Shramik Particular trains have carried over 70,000 migrants to their properties between Might 1 to Might 5, the railway ministry stated.

As many as 35 trains originated from Gujarat, adopted with 13 from Kerala.

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Among the many receiving states, Bihar has accepted 13 trains, with 11 extra at the moment on the journey and 6 within the pipeline. Uttar Pradesh has acquired 10 such trains, with 12 extra within the pipeline. The West Bengal authorities had given clearance to solely two trains — one every from Rajasthan and Kerala . Odisha has acquired seven trains and 5 are on their method to the state, with another within the pipeline.

These 24 coaches Shramik particular trains, which have a capability of 72 seats, is now diminished to 54 because of social distancing norms with the center seat not being allotted to any passenger.

Railways drew plenty of flak from opposition events for taking fares from migrants. Amid the criticism, the federal government stated railways had subsidised 85 per cent of ticket fare for particular trains  and that states needed to pay the remaining 15 per cent.

The Ministry of Railways had just lately launched particular trains to ferry migrant labourers in the course of the coronavirus lockdown. The railways began working the particular service beneath the title ‘Shramik Categorical’.

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