There isn’t any demand for Shramik Special trains from any state now, the Railways stated at the moment, however provided to run extra if states request for them.
At a press convention, railway spokespersons stated no Shramik Special ran on Sunday and none is scheduled for Tuesday both.
“There was demand for just one train from Karnataka and that train is running today (Monday) from Bengaluru to Muzaffarpur. There is no demand for such trains tomorrow as well. We will run them if demand arises from states,” a spokesperson stated.
He additionally stated that thus far 4,596 Shramik trains have operated since May 1.
Giving particulars, he stated the demand for Shramik Special trains has been lowering considerably beginning June. On May 31, the Railways operated solely 69 Shramik trains whereas the subsequent day it run simply over 100.
Shramik Special trains are being operated totally on the request of the states which wish to ship migrant staff stranded because of the coronavirus lockdown to their native locations.
The spokespersons additionally stated that the Railways’ earnings from the 200 mail/specific particular trains, which began operations from June 1, was Rs 20-22 crore per day.
They additionally stated the occupancy within the 15 pairs of a/c trains working on Rajdhani routes from May 12 was 80 per cent.
They additionally stated whereas the demand for migrant specials was lowering, the occupancy in trains going to huge cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru from states akin to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal was virtually 100 per cent, indicating starting of financial revival.
These three states collectively accounted for 81 % of the 4,596 Sharmik Special trains which have been operated thus far.
The railways is working 100 pairs of mail/specific trains from June 1, and 15 pairs of air-conditioned trains on the Rajdhani routes.
Giving an replace on the Railways’ COVID care coaches parked at stations in 5 states, they stated that of the 59 sufferers admitted since June 20 in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau, 56 have been discharged, whereas 9 of the 32 admitted at Delhi’s Shakurbasti station have been discharged thus far.
They additionally stated the Railways has determined to refund the complete fare for passengers who’ve booked tickets on trains which have been cancelled now.
Recently, the Railways cancelled all its common trains until August 12, however stated particular trains will proceed to be in service.