New Delhi: Indian Railway has operated 283 Shramik Special trains across the country till 9th of this month. Railways had decided to operate Shramik Special trains after Home Ministry’s order regarding movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places by special trains. These 283 trains were terminated in various states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
The trains have ferried migrants to cities like Prayagraj, Chhapra, Balia, Gaya, Purnia, Varanasi and Lucknow. A maximum of around 1200 passengers can travel observing social distancing in these trains. Proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train and passengers are given free meals and water during the journey.