235 trains carrying over 2.50 lakh migrants reach Odisha so far


Bhubaneswar: More than 2.50 lakh people have returned to Odisha through 235 Shramik Special Trains till June 12 (Friday), said an official release.

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) in a statement said that, it has handled about 558 Shramik Special Trains from its jurisdiction from first week of May. Out of it, ECoR has received 238 Shramik Special Trains in its jurisdiction while 14 Shramik Special Trains were sent from ECoR jurisdiction towards different places including one from Sambalpur, two from Bhubaneswar and rest from Visakhapatnam.

Out of the above 235 Shramik special trains to Odisha, almost half of them received from Gujrat. Special Shramik Trains have also been received from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi and Maharashtra. About 306 Shramik Special Trains also passed safely through ECoR jurisdiction which were provided meals, water and other services at different Stations in ECoR, it said.

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