May 16: Subsequent to the order of Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students, and other persons stranded at different places by special trains, Indian Railways had decided to operate “Shramik Special” trains.
These Shramik Specials which started operations from various locations of the country from May 1 onward are being run continuously on end to end basis at the request of respective state governments. Only those persons enlisted by the state governments and brought to the station can travel on these special trains and no individual can come to any railway station on their own and board these trains. As of May 16, 71 (seventy-one) such Shramik Special Trains reached NFR areas with more than 82000 stranded people.
Passengers are being given free meals and water during the journey. Passengers mainly comprised of students, patients, and migrant labours with their family members. (UNI)