New Delhi, May 13 : Railways have operationalised 642 "Shramik Special" trains from across the country so far, carrrying about 7.90 lakh passengers to their home states. Of the 642 trains, 301 trains were terminated in Uttar Pradesh, 169 trains headed for Bihar, 53 for Madhya Pradesh, 40 to Jharkhand, 38 to Odisha, Rajasthan (8 trains), West Bengal (7 trains), Chattisgarh (6 trains), Uttarakhand (4 trains), Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir (3 trains each).
One train each left for Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Manipur, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Tripura, an official release here said. The trains are being run by Railways only after concurrence is given both by the State which is sending the passengers and the state which is receiving them. Proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water. (UNI)