Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal urging him for the resumption of Shramik Special Train services from Odisha to other states to facilitate the return of migrant workers to their workplaces. He has urged Railway Minister for the resumption of ‘Shramik Special’ trains from Odisha to Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, the South Western Railways will run 40 pairs of special train services from September 12 on specific routes. These services shall be in addition to the Shramik specials and the special trains, which are already in operation.
These trains will be restricted stoppages in view of the suggestions of the state government, the railways said.
This besides, services of seven pairs of trains of South Western Railway shall also start with effect from September 12.
These trains will operate between Bengaluru-Mysuru, Bengaluru Cantonment-Guwahati, Yesvantpur Bikaner, Mysuru Jaipur, MysuruSolapur, GorakhpurYesvantpur and KSR BengaluruNew Delhi.
The Railways said all the precautionary measures will be in place such as social distancing, thermal screening and wearing of face masks by passengers will be strictly followed.