Western Railway has operated total 1230 SHRAMIK Special trains from 2nd May 2020 to 25th June 2020, which have carried approx. 18.50 lakh migrant labourers & their families to their desired destinations.
The 1,230th Shramik special train departed from Bandra Terminus of Mumbai to Samastipur on 25th June 2020.
Ot of the 1230 Shramik special trains, most were bound for Uttar Pradesh followed by Bihar. The special Shramik trains were also operated to states of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Maharashtra.
From 3rd May to 25th June, 2020, a total of 189 Shramik Special Trains have originated from various stations under Mumbai Suburban section.
70 Shramik special trains were dispatched from Bandra Terminus, 73 from Borivali, 31 from Vasai Road, 2 from Dahanu Road and 13 from Palghar station.
These trains were departed for Gorakhpur, Jaunpur , Gonda , Varanasi, Pratapgarh, Bhagalpur, Prayagraj, Darbhanga, Danapur, Howrah etc. Out of these 1230 trains, Mumbai division has operated highest 717 trains, Ahmedabad division 260, Vadodara division 100, Bhavnagar division 30, Rajkot division 117 and Ratlam division 6 Shramik special trains.
These special trains are being operated by maintaining all social distancing norms, as well as proper thermal screening of passengers, is also being ensured before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers are also being given free meals and packaged drinking water.
Western Railway Loses 1,471 Crores in earnings on account of Lockdown
Total loss of earnings over Western Railway on account of Corona Virus lockdown, has been over Rs 1471 crore, which includes Rs 212.63 crore for suburban section and Rs 1258.44 crore for non-suburban.
Inspite of this, resulting to cancellation of tickets till now, Western Railway has ensured to return refund amount of Rs. 365.64 crore. It’s worth mentioning that in this refund amount, Mumbai division alone, has ensured refund of Rs 172.54 crore. Till now 56.01 lakh passengers have cancelled their tickets over entire Western Railway & have received their refund amount accordingly.