New Delhi: The Indian Railways has hauled over 21 lakh passengers by running 1595 Shramik Special trains as on 19th May. The passengers include migrant workers, students, tourists, pilgrims and patients stranded in various places of the country due to the nationwide lock down.
According to a Railways spokesperson, these 1595 trains were originated from various states like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh UT, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Puducherry UT, Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and terminated in various States like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, , Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir.
The spokesperson said that passengers were screened for Covid-19 before boarding the trains. During the journey, passengers are given free meals and water, the spokesperson added.