52 lakh passengers have been sent to their home states in 3,840 Shramik Special trains: Railways

Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board briefing media on Friday.

Total 3,840 Shramik Special trains have run till date carrying around 52 lakh passengers, Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board announced on Friday.

Addressing a media briefing he said in the past week, more than 20 lakh passengers have been taken to their home states by the Shramik Special trains.

Key takeaways from the presser:

– State governments provided food and water at starting stations, and railways, NGOs providing food during the journey: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

– Nearly 80% of passengers in Shramik Special trains have gone to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, informed Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board.

– The stranded migrant workers should be patient, trains will be arranged at the earliest as per demands raised by the States:

– The requirement of Shramik Special trains has reduced; we have demand for 492 more trains from states: Chairman Rly Board

– Almost 3 lakh migrants ferried on a daily basis as of now. Railways is ready to facilitate migrants, trains to be scheduled as soon as it receives requests from originating states: Railway Board Chairman Vinod Yadav.

– 12 lakh migrant workers of Railways are ensuring the movement of trains.

– Only 4 trains out of 3,840 total trains have taken over 72 hours to reach their destination, 90% of trains have been run with an average speed higher than normal mail express trains

– From 20-24 May, 71 trains were diverted because of high demand for trains to UP, Bihar (90%): Railway Board Chairman

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– Only 1.8% trains were diverted between May 20-24 due to high requirement from state governments and networks being jammed

– Persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years and persons above 65 years of age may avoid travel by rail, except when it is essential.

– We have told all state governments that Railways is ready to promptly run Shramik Specials as per their demand.

– We will schedule the trains on the same day as we get demand from originating state and we will run the train on the next day itself: Chairman, Railway Board

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