There is no demand for Shramik Special trains from any state now, the Railways said.
One of the Railway spokespersons said no Shramik Special ran on Sunday and none is scheduled for Tuesday either.
“There was demand for just one train from Karnataka and that train was running on Monday from Bengaluru to Muzaffarpur. There is no demand for such trains on Tuesday as well. We will run them if demand arises from states,” he said.
He further said that so far 4,596 Shramik trains have operated since May 1.
Giving details, he said the demand for Shramik Special trains has been reducing significantly starting June. On May 31, the Railways operated only 69 Shramik trains while the next day it run just over 100.
Shramik Special trains are being operated primarily on the request of the states which want to send migrant workers stranded due to the coronavirus lockdown to their native places.
The spokespersons also said that the Railways’ earnings from the 200 mail/express special trains, which started operations from June 1, was Rs 20-22 crore per day.
They also said the occupancy in the 15 pairs of a/c trains running on Rajdhani routes from May 12 was 80 per cent.
The railways is running 100 pairs of mail/express trains from June 1, and 15 pairs of air-conditioned trains on the Rajdhani routes.
Giving an update on the Railways’ COVID care coaches parked at stations in five states, they said that of the 59 patients admitted since June 20 in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau, 56 have been discharged, while nine of the 32 admitted at Delhi’s Shakurbasti station have been discharged so far.
They also said the Railways has decided to refund the full fare for passengers who have booked tickets on trains that have been cancelled now.