New Delhi, May 11 : A total of 468 "Shramik Special" trains have been operationalised from across the country by the Railways till Monday, of which 363 reached their destinations while 105 were in transit. The special trains are being run subsequent to the Ministry of Home Affairs order for ferrying migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and others stranded at different places, an official release here said. Of these 363 trains, 172 trains terminated in Uttar Pradesh, 100 in Bihar, 30 in Madhya Pradesh, 25 in Odisha, 22 in Jharkhand, four in Rajasthan, three in Maharashtra, two in Telangana and West Bengal, one each in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
These trains have ferried migrants to cities like Tiruchchirappalli, Titlagarh, Barauni, Khandwa, Jagannathpur, Khurda Road, Prayagraj, Chhapra, Balia, Gaya, Purnia, Varanasi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Jaunpur, Hatia, Basti, Katihar, Danapur, Muzzaffarpur, Saharsa etc. In these Shramik Special trains, a maximum of around 1,200 passengers can travel observing social distancing. Proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water. (UNI)