Rlys asks states to ensure proper planning, coordination for Shramik trains

NEW DELHI: The Railway Ministry has requested state governments to ensure proper planning and coordination for Shramik trains and see that projected demand for movement of stranded persons by rail is well chalked out and determined.

The Railways has so far operated 4,000 Shramik Special trains ferrying 54 lakh stranded passengers home, the national transporter said in a statement on Saturday.

While the Railways has been able to place rakes on demand by states for Shramik Specials, “there have been several instances where the passengers have not been brought to the station and notified trains have been cancelled. Some of the states have also not been giving consent to the sending states, preventing transportation of a large number of migrant labour for those states,” it said. (AGENCIES)