Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that it will operate 200 non-AC timetabled trains daily from June 1. Bookings for these trains will open online and all passengers can avail these services.
These trains are in addition to daily Shramik Special trains, which the Indian Railways is operating to transport migrant workers stuck in various parts of the country due to the lockdown.
In a series of tweets, the Ministry of Railways announced Indian Railways continue to operate migrant special trains and it has transported more than 21.5 lakh workers to their places through 1,600 trains.
“The State Governments have been requested to register the migrant labourers who are on the way near the mainline railway station and give the list to the railways so that they can be transported to their destination by a special train,” the Railways ministry said.
It also appealed to the workers to be patient and stay in their place and assured it is making complete arrangements to take the workers to their destination and for this, proper coordination is being established by the Indian Railways with the State Governments.
The ministry also added that information on 200 additional non-AC trains will be made available soon.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal said till now we are able to operate close to 200 Shramik Special train which can be increased in a days to come.