Category Articles: Railway
June 06, 2020
Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today held a meeting to review major railway projects including a project for railway connectivity to Statue of Unity fame Kevadiya Colony and Gandhinagar railway station rdevelopment project. According to a release issued by the government, Civil work in Gandhinagar railway station redevelopment project is almost over and interior work has kicked off. Redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station will have a five star hotel atop the railway track along...Read More
June 03, 2020
New Delhi: As on 3rd June 2020, a total of 4197 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. 81 trains were on the run till 09.00 am in the morning.Till now, more than 58 lacs migrants have been transported through Shramik Special Trains in 34 days.
These 4197 trains were originated from various states. The top five States/UTs from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat(1026 Trains), Maharashtra(802 Trains), Punjab(416 Trains), Uttar ...Read More
May 31, 2020
Gandhinagar: The number of Shramik special trains operated by the Gujarat government to ferry migrant workers to their home states crossed the 1,000-milestone on Sunday, even as operation of special trains will be closed from tomorrow, the Labour and Employment department said.
“Gujarat has run 1,017 special trains, which ferried 15.18 lakh workers home. Gujarat is the first state to complete the task of sending back migrant workers safely to their destinations, thereby minimizing labou...Read More
May 24, 2020
Gandhinagar: NHSRCL has in a statement said it has resumed various activities after Lockdown relaxations.
The statement reads: As lockdown restrictions are slowly easing up, NHSRCL is gearing up to open all its offices and resume various site works like construction activity, Land acquisition process, Consent camps and utility shifting etc. Lockdown period was used to coordinate all the efforts among different departments and bring them in sync with various stakeholders like RITES, Japanese I...Read More
May 22, 2020
Gandhinagar: More than 10.75 lakh migrant workers have been ferried from Gujarat to their home states on special trains, the Gujarat government said on Friday.
The central government had allowed inter-state movement of migrant workers and other stranded persons on May 2 on special trains. Since then, the Gujarat government has facilitated the return of more than 10.75 lakh workers to their home states.
“Almost 750 special trains have been run from Gujarat in the last 20 days. This number...Read More
May 19, 2020
Gandhinagar: Touching a major landmark, the Gujarat government ran the 500th Shramik special train on Monday in just over two weeks since the inter-state movement of workers and other stranded persons was allowed.
“We have been working very closely with several states and Railways to operate special trains to send back migrant workers. We operated the 500th Shramik special train today, which is the highest among all states. These trains have ferried more than 7 lakh workers to their home st...Read More
May 16, 2020
Vadodara: The first special train from Gujarat to the North East, carrying stranded passengers from Manipur, Sikkim, and Meghalaya, departed from Vadodara on Friday.
Vipul Mittra, additional chief secretary, Labour and Employment department, said that the train will crisscross the entire breadth of the country, and cover a distance of 2,200 km in 40 hours.
“We have facilitated more than 400 special trains in the last fortnight, but this one was especially challenging. Unlike other states...Read More
May 15, 2020
Ahmedabad: Krishnavati from Raibareli, Uttar Pradesh (UP) bowing down to the land of Karmabhoomi Gujarat before leaving for visit to native place in UP, by boarding Shramik Express train at Ahmedabad railway station earlier today. 'Gujarat has given us everything, we will be back,' she said.Read More
May 14, 2020
New Delhi: Indian Railways today said it has decided that there shall be no RAC (Reservation against cancellation) in special trains restored wef. 12.05.2020. Also, it has been decided that waiting list tickets shall be issued subject to maximum limits mentioned below:
Maximum Waiting List Limit
AC Chair Car
(Applicable only if any train with Chair Car class is introduced in future)
May 14, 2020
Gandhinagar: 47 more Shramik Express trains are leaving Gujarat today including 37 trains to Uttar Pradesh(UP), 4 to Bihar, 2 to Odisha and 1 each to Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand.
Of these trains, 15 will be leaving from Surat, 11 from Ahmedabad, 5 from Rajkot, 2 each from Bharuch, Gandhidham and Vapi and 1 each from other cities.
Each train today will carry around 16,00 laborers and therefore total migrant laborers to be transported by trains will be 75,200.
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