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Indian Railways has conducted the operation by running 4,286 Shramik special trains till now.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2020 15:25 IST

Migrants stand in a queue at Central Railway Station to board a Shramik Special train for West Bengal during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. Migrants stand in a queue at Central Railway Station to board a Shramik Special train for West Bengal during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. (PTI)

Fifty-eight lakh migrant workers stranded across the country have been ferried to their native places amid the Covid-19 lockdown, Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board told reporters on Saturday.

Indian Railways has conducted the operation by running 4,286 Shramik special trains till now, Yadav said.  

4,286 shramik special trains carrying over 58 lakh migrants to their destined places have been operated till now. The demand for these trains has decreased from 250 to about 137 per day. We operated 56 trains in the last 2 days: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board pic.twitter.com/eWNUwx0HKI

— ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2020

“The demand for these trains has decreased from 250 to about 137 per day. We operated 56 trains in the last 2 days,” he stated.

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