The Railways transported 32.56 lakh passengers from states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar to their places during the last seven days.
New Delhi. After Corona, the derailed train is back on track again. The Railways transported 32.56 lakh passengers from states like Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand to their places during the last seven days. This information was given by the Railways on Saturday. This is an indication of the return of migrant workers to their workplaces after the gradual unlocking of cities.
Railways said in a statement that these passengers traveled from their native states to Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad and Chennai by long distance mail express trains between June 11-17. Railways said, “Railways is helping to bring back the workers when the cities are gradually unlocking. Indian Railways is running Mail/Express Special, Holiday Special and Summer Special trains to facilitate the movement of migrant workers from states like Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha to metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai etc. ‘
Railways said, “All these trains are being operated as fully reserved trains keeping in mind the Kovid protocol. Booking of these trains is available through Passenger Reservation System (PRS) at reservation counters and through online mode using e-ticketing system.
As on 18th June, 983 Mail/Express and Holiday Specials (56 per cent of the pre-Covid level) are being operated by Indian Railways. 1309 Summer Specials have also been operated. These summer specials mainly provide connectivity from states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha and Assam to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru and other major cities.