New Delhi: As on May 25 (till 10:00 hrs), a total of 3060 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country, and more than 40 lacs passengers have reached their destinations.
According to the government report, out of 3060 Shramik Special Trains, 2608 trains have been terminated, 453 trains are on run. On May 24, a total of 237 Shramik Specials were run moving 3.1 lakh passengers.
These 3060 trains were originated from various states. The top five States/UTs from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat (853), Maharashtra (550), Punjab (333), Uttar Pradesh (221), and Delhi (181). Also, these Shramik Special Trains were terminated in various States across the country. The top five states where maximum trains terminated are Uttar Pradesh (1245), Bihar (846), Jharkhand (123), Madhya Pradesh (112), and Odisha (73).
The rail route congestion, which was being witnessed on May 23 and 24 is over. The congestion had occurred due to convergence of more than two third rail traffic on routes to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and late clearance of the terminals due to health protocols that needed to be completed by State Authorities. The matter has resolved through active consultation with State Governments and also finding other feasible routes for the journey.
In addition to Shramik specials, Railways are running 15 pairs of special trains connecting New Delhi and plans to start 200 more time tables trains on 1st June.