SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER RECEIVES MORE SHRAMIK SPECIAL TRAINS
Kolkata, 1st June, 2020:
With a view to clear the huge rush ofmigrants at different places across the country due to nationwide lockdowns in the wake of Covid-19, Indian Railways has started transporting back the millions of migrant labourers and others to their home towns with effect from 1st May2020 by running of Shramik Special Trains between different States. South Eastern Railway has also taken major role to provide relief to the distressed migrant workers and other stranded passengers. The passengers of Shramik Special Trains are being provided with food and drinking water in various strategic points by Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
18 Shramik Special Trains were received by South Eastern Railway on 31.05.2020 for various destinations of West Bengal, out of which,5 trains terminated in SER jurisdiction which were for West Bengal.
Today, 4 Shramik Special Trains have terminated at Howrah and one ShramikSpecial Train has proceeded to Malda Town via Howrah. 2 more trains are expected to arrive Howrah today.
The passengers are being received by the civil authorities with necessary arrangements as per protocols.