Indian Railways till Sunday has operated a total of 366 “Shramik Special” trains from various states across the country.
Of these, 287 trains have reached their respective destinations and 79 trains are in transit.
The trains were operated after the union home ministry directed the railways to operate special trains for the transporting migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places.
These 287 trains were terminated in various states like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
These trains have ferried migrants to cities like Tiruchchirappalli, Titlagarh, Barauni, Khandwa, Jagannathpur, Khurda Road, Prayagraj, Chhapra, Balia, Gaya, Purnia, Varanasi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Jaunpur, Hatia, Basti, Katihar, Danapur, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa etc.
In these Shramik Special Trains, maximum around 1200 passengers can travel observing social distancing.
Proper screening of passengers is ensured before boarding the train.
During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water.