New Delhi, May 26 : The Railways have ferried more than 44 lakh migrants to their home states in 3,274 Shramik Special trains, which have been operationalised from various states across the country, an official release here said.
On Monday, 223 Shramik Specials carried home 2.8 lakh passengers. The rail journeys follow the Ministry of Home Affairs order regarding movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places by these special trains from May 1, 2020. More than 74 lakh free meals and 1 crore water bottles have been distributed by the Railways to the travelling migrants.
Referring to the congestion faced on several routes recently, the release clarified that trains running today were not facing any congestion. In addition to Shramik Specials, Railways are running 15 pairs of Special Trains connecting New Delhi and plans to start 200 more time tabled trains from June 1. (UNI)