GUWAHATI: More than 80 Shramik Special trains have already reached the Northeast States. Nearly 1,25,000 stranded people from all NE States including Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland arrived in stations located in Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Assam under NFR. About 10 such Shramik Special trains will be arriving in the coming days in these States with stranded people spreading throughout the country. Altogether 26 Shramik Special trains have also originated from various NE States under the jurisdiction of NF Railway to carry stranded people from these States to their native places.
In addition to Shramik specials, Railways are running 15 pairs of special Rajdhani type trains connecting New Delhi and also 200 more timetabled trains connecting various cities.
While more than 330 trains arrived in Bihar areas under NFR till Wednesday, 76 such trains also reached various stations in West Bengal areas like New Alipurduar, New Cooch Behar, New Jalpaiguri, Aluabari under NFR. And about eight such trains will be arriving in various stations of North Bengal under NFR by Wednesday from places like Panvel, Vapi, Sambalpur, Ghat Kopar, Chennai, Bengaluru. All these Shramik Special trains helped about 5.25 lakhs stranded people of North Bengal and Bihar areas to reach their home States during the lock-down period till date. In the NFR areas under Katihar division of Bihar trains arrived at stations like Katihar, Purnea, Arraria, Kishanganj. Few more Shramik Special Trains will be arriving in these stations by the next two days carrying stranded people of Bihar from various locations of our country, stated a release.