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May 29, 2020
Railways denies reports of trains 'losing' way; says only 4 shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach destinationThe Railways defended itself on Friday in the face of severe criticism over delays by Shramik Specials in reaching their destinations, saying they were not regular trains and they can be extended or short-terminated, and their stoppages and routes can be changed for the benefit of migrant workers.
May 23, 2020
Gorakhpur-bound shramik special train from Mumbai diverted via Odisha due to 'heavy traffic congestion', says Western RailwaysIncidentally, when the train reached Rourkela station in Odisha on Saturday morning, reports said passengers were confused and suspected that the driver had lost his way.
May 22, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: In UP's Mahoba, migrant labourers' families say nights sleepless, pockets empty and future uncertainThe Indian Railways has operated more than 1,600 Shramik Special trains to carry over 21.5 lakh migrant workers home since the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Yet, this endeavour seems like a drop in the ocean when compared to the scale of the crisis
May 15, 2020
'No food, no water, no money': Back in UP's Banda on Shramik Special, migrant labourers look back on long journey homeManeuvering the lockdown, contradictory government mandates and the always looming threat of both the virus and starvation, the first wave of migrants finally returned to their hometowns this week.
May 15, 2020
Emotions run high as first passenger train chugs into Bilaspur after 48 days; passengers brave long queues, elaborate screening protocolThe loud cheer and silent prayers as the train slithered off the platform conveyed what this journey meant to all aboard.