NEW DELHI: By deploying 67 Shramik special trains, the Indian Railways has transported over 67,000 migrant workers stranded people across the country, according to officials here on Tuesday.
Till Monday, the national transporter had run 55 trains. On the number of people ferried, the railway official said every train carried around 1,000 people. "Thus, so far, we have transported around 67,000 passengers," he said.
According to him, on Tuesday 21 more Shramik Special trains will start from different cities, including Bengaluru, Surat, Sabarmati, Jalandhar, Kota and Ernakulam.
The railways started running the Shramik Special trains for transporting stranded workers on May 1, almost 40 days after the passenger, mail and express trains were suspended. These trains are being operated on the request of state governments.
The first Shramik Special train with 1,200 migrants left Telangana for Jharkhand on May 1. (IANS)