Beginning with the First Shramik Special Train being rolled out from the Zone on 01st May 2020, South Central Railway has run 235 Shramik special trains and transported over 3 lakh migrant workers to their respective destinations till 05th June, 2020.
Out of 235 Shramik special Trains, 146 services have been run from Telangana State to transport 1.87 lakh passengers while 71 trains were run from Andhra Pradesh to transport around 90,000 passengers and 18 trains were run from Maharashtra to transport around 24,000 passengers.
While the respective State government authorities handled the registration, identification and booking of passengers’ trains, Railways has drawn a comprehensive plan so as to ensure the total Train Operations are efficiently deployed to provide a hassle-free travel to all its passengers. Rail operations were scheduled with precision, ensuring due process of sanitization of railway stations and trains thoroughly. Movement of the trains was continuously monitored, giving precedence to all aspects of safety and security throughout the journey. Railway officials took the lead to streamline boarding of the passengers in the special trains after completion of the other formalities by the state govt. authorities. Aspects related to supply of food and water etc., were also taken care at every stage, in coordination with the state governments. Norms associated with social distancing, wearing of masks etc., were closely kept under check by the Railway personnel.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR complimented the hard work being rendered by the staff and officials involved in task of running Shramik special trains and expressed optimism that the team will continue to excel until the entire job is complete. General Manager advised them to strictly follow due precautions during the course of their duties.