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Railways to transport 36 lakh migrants in next 10 days: Board Chairman

Railways to transport 36 lakh migrants in next 10 days: Board Chairman

New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) Railways will transport 36 lakh migrants on the Shramik Special trains in the next 10 days, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav announced here on Saturday.

Giving this information at a press conference here, the Railway Board Chairman said that these trains, being run in coordination with the state governments, will continue to run as long as they were in demand. Emergency racks are standing ready to carry workers in special trains at every railway division headquarters of the country.

'On the demand of the states and the local administration, the Indian Railways is ready to run the Shramik Special train from any station in the country in the shortest possible time."

Mr Yadav said the Railways will start more than 200 trains from June 1 to 30 in addition to 15 pairs of special trains started from May 12 after Shramik Special trains were announced. So far, more than 17 lakh tickets have been booked for them, which is about 30 per cent of the total seats available.

These special trains have been operating since May 1 to ferry the stranded migrants in various parts of the country.

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