Indian Railways to run up to 50 Shramik Special Trains in a day to Bihar, Piyush Goyal reveals
Shramik Special Trains: In a bid to help Bihar labourers stranded in various parts of India to reach their native place, Indian Railways will be running up to 50 Shramik Special Trains in a day.
Shramik Special Trains: In a bid to help Bihar labourers stranded in various parts of India to reach their native place, Indian Railways will be running up to 50 Shramik Special Trains in a day. Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal revealed about the decision after having consultation with the Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar. Goyal said that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has approved the idea of running up to 50 Shramik Special Trains in a day to bring back Bihar labourers being caught in various parts of India after the COVID-19 lockdown imposition.
Piyush Goyal informed about the decision from his official twitter handle and said, "I am very happy to inform that I had a very productive consultation with the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on bringing Bihar labourers back to their native place. In this consultation, Bihar CM has approved the idea of running up to 50 trains in a day to bring back stranded Bihar labourers."
See Piyush Goyal's tweet below:
मुझे यह बताते हुए बहुत खुशी है कि बिहार के प्रवासी श्रमिकों के बारे में वहां के मुख्यमंत्री @NitishKumar जी के साथ मेरी सार्थक चर्चा हुई, और उन्होंने कामगारों को घर पहुंचाने के लिये श्रमिक स्पेशल ट्रेनों को 50 ट्रेन प्रतिदिन तक चलाने की स्वीकृति दी है।
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 18, 2020
Piyush Goyal further informed that he had consultation with Odisha and Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers as well and all possible steps will be taken to bring stranded labourers to their native places in Odisha and without allowing the COVID-19 pandemic to further spread.
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Indian Railways has been running Shramik Special Trains to help stranded labourers to reach their native places. In this initiative, the Central Government through Ministry of Railways is givin g 85 per cent subsidy to the labourers while 15 per cent of the trains fare is either charged or being subsidised by the state government from where the Shramik Special Train is originating.
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