North Central Railway
No. 11PR/05/2020Press ReleaseDate: 19.05.2020
Upscaled operation of Shramik Special trains by North Central Railway for faster evacuation of migrants and other stranded persons
Besides Running Shramik and Special Trains ,North Central Railway continue to run Freight and parcel trains efficiently to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential goods
Operation of Shramik Special trains is being upscaled on daily basis to clear migrants and other stranded persons on priority. Besides originating trains from major stations, North Central Railway is also running Shramik special trains from smaller stations like Dadri ,Dankaur , LalitpurKosiKalan , Subedarganj etc. for quicker evacuation of stranded persons. Till 18.05.20 NCR has ferried more than 36000 migrants in 31 originating trains till 18.05.20 and expected to run 14 Shramik Special trains on 19.05.20 including 03 trains from Jhansi to Gorakhpur, Jhansi to Varanasi,Lalitpur to Gorakhpur, Dadri to BapudhamMotihari, Dadri to Samastipur, Dadri to Saharsa,, Dadri to Gaya, Dankaur to Sahrasa, Dankaur to Chopan, Dankaur to Varanasi, Dankaur to Mauand KosiKalan to Jhansi and expected to clear approximately 17000 migrants.
Till 18.05.20 total 156966 migrants are brought to different stations over North Central Railway in 107 terminating and 11 trains passing trains with stoppages at stations over NCR.
Apart from handling terminating and originating Shramiktrains, NorthCentralRailway is operating close to 200 Shramik Special trains on daily basis over its territory going to various destinations as well as return of empty rakes on priority to originating station. Similarly average 26 AC special trains are also operating daily on its territory with stoppages at Agra Cantt. , Jhansi , Kanpur and Prayagraj Jn.
In addition to running Shramik and Special trains , North Central Railway is also continuing efficient running of freight and timetabled parcel servicesto ensuretransport of essential goods to every part of the country .
During lockdown till 18.05.20North Central Railway has loaded approximately 1.25 million tonnes offreight traffic including 110000 tonnes food grains , 20000 tonnes fertilizer and 7.6 Lakhs tonnes petroleum products .
Similarly till 18.05.20 , North Central Railway has loaded 425 tonnes parcels from its 40 parcel stations including 167 tonnes medical goods like masks , medicines , PPE kits , sanitizer etc. Running of timetabled parcel services are extended till 31.05.20.