NEW DELHI: The
Shramik special trains
each on Thursday and Friday. Another two trains were scheduled to run on Saturday, in an indication that now there are few migrant workers stuck across the country.
A railway ministry spokesperson said over 62.85
lakh migrant workers
, stranded tourists and students took 4,477 Shramik special trains since May 1. Data show that the total number of such trains has steadily come down since June 1 when 43 trains were operated. Sources said while most of the stranded persons have returned home in these special trains, now with the regular service of 230 special mail and express trains, people may be finding it easier to go home or return to their workplace.