Indian Railways has run 2813 Shramik Special trains, carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till 10 am of 24.05.2020

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    Congestion position has eased considerably and therefore the mobility of trains has drastically improved

    80 per cent of total Shramik Special trains are destined for various destinations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

    Convergence of trains to those destinations caused congestion within the network

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    Further, increased time taken in de-boarding of passengers thanks to the varied health and social distancing protocols at the stations led to congestion at terminals which further affects network congestion

    To ease the congestion few trains were diverted via Mathura, Jharsuguda.

    Round the clock monitoring at Railway Board level, Zonal Railway level and Divisional level

    IRCTC and Railways have mobilized resources to make sure regular supply of meals and water to the Shramik Special trains and minimize inconvenience to the passengers.

    Indian Railways has run quite 2813 Shramik Special trains, carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till 10 am of 24.05.2020. Nearly 60 per cent trains originated from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab and are majorly destined for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. 80 per cent of total Shramik Special trains are destined for various destinations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (1301 for U.P. and 973 for Bihar). Most of the destinations in U.P are around Lucknow – Gorakhpur sector and in Bihar around Patna. Of 565 trains on run since yesterday, 266 were getting to Bihar and 172 to Uttar Pradesh .

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    Convergence of trains to those destinations caused congestion within the network. Further, increased time taken in de-boarding of passengers thanks to the varied health and social distancing protocols at the stations is resulting in congestion at terminals which further affects network congestion.

    To ease the congestion few trains were diverted via Mathura, Jharsuguda. Further, route rationalisation order has been issued to avoid congestion on routes with heavy traffic. around the clock monitoring at Railway Board level, Zonal Railway level and Divisional level is being done to make sure that trains aren’t delayed. The train running staff have also been sensitised to make sure punctual running of Shramik spl trains. With these efforts, the congestion position has eased considerably and therefore the mobility of trains has drastically improved.

    Due to the surge in east bound trains resulting in network congestion, trains got delayed and this affected the meals distribution schedule. IRCTC and Railways have mobilized resources to make sure regular supply of meals and water to the Shramik Special trains and minimize inconvenience to the passengers.

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