North Central Railway
No. 11PR/05/2020Press ReleaseDate: 23.06.20
06 Originating Shramik special trainson 23.06.20 to ferry more than 10000 migrants from different stations of Prayagraj Division
As on 22.06.20 more than 2.1 Lakhs migrants & other stranded persons ferriedthrough 164originating Shramik Specials from NCR
Till 22.06.20 , 202 terminating& passing trains with stoppage over NCR brought back more than 3 Lakhs persons
Free meals and water being distributed in all Shramik trains. More than 26.7 lakhs free meals/ food packets and water bottles served by North Central Railway and IRCTC in 1824 Shramik specials at various stations of NCR
North Central Railway is committed to continue providing comfortable and safe movement of migrants through Shramik Special Trains as required by States.Prayagraj division of North Central Railway is running 06 orignating Shramik Specials on 23.06.20 from Etah to Patna , Etah to Lakhisarai , Hathras to Nawada and three trains from Aligarh to Gaya ferrying approximately 10500 migrants to their home state .
As on 22.06.20 North Central Railway has operated 164 originating Shramik specials ferrying over 2.11Lakh migrants and other stranded persons. Of total 164 originating trains 84 are operated by Prayagraj, 63 by Jhansi and 17 trains by Agra division.
It may be noted that Chairman Railway Board wrote letters to the States on 29thMay, 3rd June , 9th June and 14th June on the subject and emphasised that “Indian Railways will provide the desired number of Shramik Special trains immediately within 24 hours of the request”.Accordingly based on request from concerned states running of Shramik specials have gained impetus again and 26 Shramik specials have originated from North Central Railway in last one week.
On front of incoming Shramik specials,as on 22.06.20 total 202 Shramik specials from different parts of the country have been terminated at various stations over North Central Railway. Of total 202 terminating trains Prayagraj, Jhansi and Agra have handled 122, 71 & 9 trains respectively. Through these terminating and passing trains with scheduled deboarding at NCR’s station more than 3 Lakhs persons were brought back from different part of the country.
As on 22.06.20North Central Railway has served 1209849meals/packaged foods and water bottles in 838 trains and IRCTC has served 1461764 meal/ food packets and water bottles in 986 trains, thus total 2671613 meals/ food packets and water bottles have been served in 1824 trains over North Central Railway.