Indian Railways runs 366 trains till now and 287 reached their destinations

NEW DELHI: Three in every four Shramik Special trains transporting stranded migrants have moved people to Uttar Pradesh, mostly its eastern parts, and Bihar revealing the extent of migration from these two Hindi heartland states. Uttar Pradesh has received 44% of these trains while over 30% of these trains reached Bihar.
The Indian Railways had run 366 such trains till Sunday afternoon and 287 of them had reached their destinations, the railway ministry said. MP, Odisha and Jharkhand were the other three states which received more trains as compared to other states.
Meanwhile, railway minister Piyush Goyal has said that they were ready to run up to 300 trains a day as he appealed to states to give permission for transporting the stranded migrant workers, students and tourists so that all stranded migrants can return home in 3-4 days.
Goyal’s request comes a day after a political battle started between Centre and West Bengal government after Union home minister Amit Shah wrote to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to allow trains carrying migrant workers to reach the state.
The railway ministry said a maximum of 127 trains out of 287 terminated in Uttar Pradesh followed by 87 in Bihar. Madhya Pradesh received 24 trains, Odisha (20) and Jharkhand (16). Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh received one train each while Maharashtra received three trains. Rajasthan had received four trains and Telangana and West Bengal had received two trains each.
In these trains, maximum around 1,200 passengers can travel observing social distancing. These trains will continue to run even after partial resumption of services.