Migrant workers crisis: Railway Board divert Shramik trains routes to ease congestion

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In a bid to ease the heavy congestions of Shramik special trains heading towards Uttar Pradesh, the railway board has decided to divert these trains to travel extra 500 kilometres, the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Mumbai Central told mid-day.

Gorakhpur-bound Shramik Special train had left Vasai Road station on May 21 but...

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Published 2 weeks ago -  01:28
COVID-19: Migrant workers swamp TN's Sundarapuram to collect passes for 'Shramik' trains
The foremost norm to combat COVID-19 pandemic-social distancing-gone for a toss in Tamil Nadu, where migrant workers gathered in large numbers in Coimbatore's Sundarapuram to collect 'shramik special' train passes to return to their hometowns amid lockdown. The migrant workers came to the city for better livelihood opportunities from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. However, now they are going back to their home-state to 'save' their lives in these uncertain times due to coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, they are facing several troubles to get back to their home.

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