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Starting June 1, Indian Railways to run 200 non-AC passenger trains daily

In a relief for migrant workers, another 200 'shramik special' trains will be run by the Railways to ferry them to their native states starting May 19

May 20, 2020 / 07:17 PM IST

The Ministry of Railways on May 19 said that starting June 1, 200 non-air conditioned, second class passenger trains would be operated. Bookings for these trains and further information will be available online soon, it added.

Additionally, in relief for migrant workers, another 200 'shramik special' trains will be run by the Railways to ferry them to their native states starting May 19.

"Indian Railways continues to operate 'shramik' trains. So far, about 21.5 lakh workers have been ferried to their places via a total of 1,600 trains," the ministry tweeted in Hindi.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said, "Workers are requested to stay where they are, Indian Railways will soon take them to the destinations."

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It has also requested the state governments to register migrant workers who are on the streets at the nearest mainline railway stations and hand over the lists to the Railways so that the people can be sent back to their native places onboard these 'shramik special' trains.

The ministry added, "Indian Railways appeals to the workers to be patient and stay in their place. Complete arrangements are being made by the Indian Railways to take the workers to their destination and for this proper coordination is being established by the Indian Railways with the state governments."

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first published: May 19, 2020 10:22 pm