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Shramik Special Trains: Sabarmati To Gorakhpur Runs Today, Follows All Lockdown Norms

Shramik Special Trains: Amidst lockdown, the 15th train from Gujarat runs today from Sabarmati, Gujarat to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh for migrant workers.

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Amid the Coronavirus lockdown, many people are in quarantine away from home and families. But the most affected by this have been the migrant workers and daily wage labourers. For more than a month, there have been ongoing debates about making arrangements for the migrant labourers to go back home. A few days ago, Indian Railways announced that with the help of State governments, they would be running special trains in order to enable migrant workers to go back to their home towns amidst the nation-wide lockdown.

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Shramik special train from Sabarmati to Gorakhpur

Earlier today, Western Railway announced on their official Twitter handle that their 15th shramik special train was run from Sabarmati to Gorakhpur. More than 1150 passengers were registered and nominated by state governments for the same. The Western Railway mentioned that all the norms and guidelines of lockdown were followed during the process. Check out the tweet below.

The Indian Railways started running special trains to help migrant workers reach their hometowns. Please note, this does not imply that interstate or intercity travelling has been allowed. The Railway Ministry has made it clear that only special trains carrying migrant workers would be operational to help them reach their villages, hometowns, and cities.

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Moreover, Union Minister Piyush Goyal took to his official Twitter handle and announced that the Indian Railways is continuously working towards ensuring the supply of essential goods during COVID 19 lockdown. In his tweet, he mentioned that goods are being transported pan India. Check out the tweets below.

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Image Credits: Western Railway Twitter

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