MHA and Railways conduct Video Conference with State Nodal Officers to review operation of ‘Shramik Special’ Trains, to facilitate faster movement of stranded Workers to their Native places

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Railways organised a video conference on movement of migrant labour by shramik special trains today morning. Nodal officers of the States and UTs participated.

It was appreciated that more than 450 trains, including 101 yesterday, have departed carrying several lakh migrant workers.

Several issues were discussed and redressed during the VC and it was emphasised that migrant labour should be reassured that sufficient number of trains would be run for travel of all those wishing to go home. More than a hundred trains are expected to run daily for next few weeks to facilitate faster movement of stranded workers to their native places.