36L migrants will be ferried: Railways to run 2,600 Shramic spl trains next 10 days


New Delhi: The Indian Railways is set to run an estimated 2,600 shramik special trains carrying around 36 lakh migrants back to their home states over the next 10 days, Chairman Railway Board VK Yadav said on Saturday.

The national transporter will continue to operate these trains for as long as there is a requirement for such trains, Yadav said.

“We have made arrangements to run these trains from any district in the country where there is a railway station,” Yadav said at a joint briefing of the home and railway ministries here.

“I want to make it clear that these (Shramik) special trains will continue to operate for as long as there is a requirement for it,” Yadav added.

The government announced operation of Shramik special trains meant for transporting stranded migrants back to their home states, May 1 onwards.

So far, more than 2,600 trains have been operated by the national transporter, carrying over 35 lakh migrants, as per the government figures.