Railways geared up to run 300 Shramik Special trains a day: Piyush Goyal
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India, May 10 -- The Indian Railways is geared up to run 300 trains a day to ferry stranded migrant labourers to their hometowns, railways minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday, while also appealing to states to ramp up efforts to ensure these workers reach their destinations across the country in the next three-four days.
According to his ministry, the railways ran till Sunday a total of 366 Shramik Special trains with over 360,000 migrant workers from various states. While 287 trains had already reached their destinations, 79 trains were in transit.
"As per the directions of Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi ji, Railways is fully geared up to run 300 Shramik Special trains every day at short notice since the last six days. I appeal to all the S...
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