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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Shramik Special trains


Stuck in Mumbai for 4 months without work, labourer finally boards train home

August 01, 2020 7:50 am

Ali Hussain Ansari worked as a loader in a garment factory's godown in south Mumbai. The godown was also his home, as was the case for five others from Hazaribagh, all of whom had come to Mumbai together in January.

110 migrants died on Railway premises when Shramik Special trains were run

July 10, 2020 10:56 am

Data from the states where nearly 63.07 lakh stranded migrants reached on 4,611 Shramik Specials indicate that the 110-odd deaths were caused by a variety of reasons, including pre-existing illness and Covid-19.

Railways collects data on Shramik deaths, final toll may cross 100

June 28, 2020 9:36 am

Facing criticism on social media over the casualties, Railways had attributed many of the deaths to pre-existing health conditions.

Applications for Shramik trains continue during Unlock 1.0, nearly 20k registrations since June

June 18, 2020 1:10 pm

Till June 1, around 18,11,659 migrants had registered themselves, which went up to 18,31,452 as on June 15. Unlock 1.0 had begun on June 1.

Over 5 lakh left Punjab during lockdown, just around 10,000 came back for work

June 18, 2020 12:42 pm

However, industrialists are expecting labour to come in large numbers in the second fortnight of June as many of them have got reservations of their workers done in advance.

7 states demand 63 Shramik Special trains from rlys; 32 to depart from Kerala, 23 to head to WB

June 12, 2020 5:09 pm

Apart from Kerala, Tamil Nadu demanded 10 Shramik Special trains, followed by Jammu and Kashmir with nine, Karnataka with six, Andhra Pradesh with three, West Bengal with two and Gujarat with one.

Gujarat: Stranded Manipur students of Darul Uloom wait for train to go home

June 11, 2020 1:41 am

Close to 170 madrasa students, including about 23 from Darul Uloom Baroda, were left waiting at the station when the special train to Manipur chugged out of the platform carrying only half its capacity

67 lakh migrants return to 116 dists in 6 states

June 11, 2020 7:38 am

Sources told The Indian Express that the final numbers would be much more as the data available so far does not include West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, two major destinations for returning migrants.

No demand for Shramik trains pending, spent Rs 329.25 cr to send migrant workers home: Maha to HC

June 05, 2020 7:06 pm

It added that till May 31, nearly 5,30,571 passengers had been ferried by state transport buses either to the borders or to relief camps free of cost.

Two Shramik trains leave for Nagaland, Bengal with over 3,000 migrants

June 05, 2020 6:19 pm

While the train to Howrah in West Bengal largely carried artisans who used to work in jewellery shops in Ahmedabad, the train to Dimapur in Nagaland will be stopping at Vadodara, Surat and Nagpur to pick up passengers.