Home / India News / ‘Will continue to provide Shramik trains for migrants as demanded by states’: Indian RailwaysThe statement added that the chairman of the Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav, had written to various states governments on May 29 and June 3 on the matter.
india Updated: Jun 09, 2020 18:04 ISTFile photo: Migrants arrive from Delhi on a Shramik Special board a local train at Danapur station to reach their destinations in Patna, Bihar. (Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Indian Railways in a statement announced that it will continue to provide ‘Shramik Special Trains’ to various states as demanded to ferry stranded migrant labourers to their native places.
“Railway ministry has requested state governments to indicate their requirements about Shramik Special Trains and see that projected demand for movement of residual persons by rail mode is well chalked out and determined,” the ministry stated.
The statement added that the chairman of the Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav, had written to various states governments on May 29 and June 3 on the matter, emphasising that the “Indian Railways will provide the desired number of Shramik Special trains immediately within 24 hours of the request”. Today also a letter has been sent to chief secretaries of the states emphasizing the same, the statement added.
Indian Railways has informed the State governments that it will continue to provide Shramik Special Train within 24 hours after the demand is received from the States: Ministry of Railways— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2020
The Ministry of Railways has operated around 4,347 Shramik special trains till date, transporting around 60 migrant workers to their native states.
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