Shramik Special train
Representative image.

The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) run more than 80 Shramik Special trains and ferried around 1, 25,000 stranded people from eight Northeast during lockdown.

NF Railway chief public relations officer (CPRO) Subhanan Chanda said more than 80 Shramik Special trains so far operated and nearly 1,25,000 stranded residents of different northeastern states returned to their homes from other parts of the country.

“Over 13,000 more stranded people (residents of NE states) would be ferried in 10 more such Shramik Special trains soon from different parts of the country to the region,” Chanda said.

He said in all 26 Shramik Special trains have also originated from various Northeast states under the jurisdiction of NFR to carry stranded people from these states to their native places and states.

The NFR operates in six of the eight northeastern states, excluding Meghalaya and Sikkim, and in seven districts of West Bengal and five districts in north Bihar.

CPRO Chanda said through over 400 Shramik Special trains 5.25 lakh residents were also transported in the NFR’s jurisdictions of West Bengal and Bihar.

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