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File photo: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI)

Needed policy on movement between Delhi and bordering districts: UP CM Yogi Adityanath to PM

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:56 PM IST
CM Adityanath also expressed his gratitude to PM Modi for helping the state in strengthening its medical infrastructure.
In the construction sector, more than 3.9 lakhs are unskilled workers while more than 1.48 lakh worked as mason’s help. (Photo Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
In the construction sector, more than 3.9 lakhs are unskilled workers while more than 1.48 lakh worked as mason’s help. (Photo Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)

In Bihar’s skill mapping of its migrants, construction activity tops list

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 09:44 PM IST
While construction and related activities seems to be the major source of livelihood for these migrants, the second largest chunk of people belonged to services that includes cooks, drivers, daily wagers, domestic helps, and tailors.
Piyush Goyal in an interview to HT on June 1 said the allegations on widespread delays and diversions were “completely baseless and wrong”.(PTI)
Piyush Goyal in an interview to HT on June 1 said the allegations on widespread delays and diversions were “completely baseless and wrong”.(PTI)

Congress seeks Piyush Goyal resignation over Shramik specials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Senior spokesperson for the party, Abhishek Singhvi, said the Centre has repeatedly maintained that 85% of the cost of rail tickets for migrants is paid by the Indian railway.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that states can’t say no to receiving migrants and that they must be allowed free travel by trains and buses to their respective states. (ANI file photo)
The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that states can’t say no to receiving migrants and that they must be allowed free travel by trains and buses to their respective states. (ANI file photo)

‘Railways running Corona Express trains, not Shramik Specials’: CM Mamata

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The Shramik Specials are being run by the Centre to help migrants reach home.
A few incidents of migrant workers onboard Shramik Special trains alleging scarcity of water and food on trains were reported in the last week.(PTI Photo)
A few incidents of migrant workers onboard Shramik Special trains alleging scarcity of water and food on trains were reported in the last week.(PTI Photo)

52 lakh passengers, 85 lakh meals: Railway presents enormity of Shramik Specials to answer criticism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Railways said only a minuscule percentage of all Shramik trains had been diverted.
The incident occurred at around 11.40am when the 09399 Shramik Special train way from Palghat to Bihar Sharif arrived at the Prayagraj station. (File Photo Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The incident occurred at around 11.40am when the 09399 Shramik Special train way from Palghat to Bihar Sharif arrived at the Prayagraj station. (File Photo Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Shramik Special passengers stole water bottles, biscuits in UP: Railways

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The workers are also alleged to have damaged the food stall located in the new building of the railway station, informed railway officials.
Migrants, maintaining social distancing, stand in a queue after deboarding 'Shramik Special' train at Danapur railway station near Patna.(PTI Photo)
Migrants, maintaining social distancing, stand in a queue after deboarding 'Shramik Special' train at Danapur railway station near Patna.(PTI Photo)

Railways to carry 36 lakh migrants in 2,600 Shramik specials in next 10 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Railways say they are ready to provide a train at any railway station of its network if requested by the states.
The twins could not survive, however, the doctors managed to save the mother, who has been admitted in an isolation ward at the Kaushambi district hospital. (HT photo)
The twins could not survive, however, the doctors managed to save the mother, who has been admitted in an isolation ward at the Kaushambi district hospital. (HT photo)

Woman gives birth to twins on Shramik Special. Underweight children die

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Travelling from Vapi in Gujarat, Gayatri Devi, along with her husband Bhaiya Lal, was on the way to her hometown Varanasi. Reports say she was eight months pregnant at the time of journey.
Previously, the trains were being run only after a concurrence was given by states that are sending the passengers as well as those receiving them, the ministry said. (HT photo)
Previously, the trains were being run only after a concurrence was given by states that are sending the passengers as well as those receiving them, the ministry said. (HT photo)

Consent of destination states not needed: Railways on trains for migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Shramik Special trains, which began on May 1, are bound for a single destination without any stoppages. Usually, they have 24 coaches with each carrying a little over 50 passengers in place of the total capacity of 72.
On May 1, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel had written to Railway minister Piyush Goyal requesting him to run 28 trains from various cities of the country so that migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh can come back home. (HT photo)
On May 1, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel had written to Railway minister Piyush Goyal requesting him to run 28 trains from various cities of the country so that migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh can come back home. (HT photo)

Chhattisgarh gets 4 Shramik Special trains to bring migrant workers home

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:29 PM IST
On May 1, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel had written to Railway minister Piyush Goyal requesting him to run 28 trains from various cities of the country so that migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh can come back home.
Both the states have received 37-38 trains till Thursday, ferrying nearly 1000 passengers each, followed by Odisha and Jharkhand who have received 13 and 10 trains, respectively. ( Photo by Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Both the states have received 37-38 trains till Thursday, ferrying nearly 1000 passengers each, followed by Odisha and Jharkhand who have received 13 and 10 trains, respectively. ( Photo by Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)

At 38,000, UP and Bihar receive most number of migrants through special trains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 10:08 PM IST
More than 1.7 lakh migrants have been ferried in 171 special trains deployed through various states.
Migrant labourers who stranded in Nashik arrived at Misrod railway station on a special train, in Bhopal on Saturday.(ANI)
Migrant labourers who stranded in Nashik arrived at Misrod railway station on a special train, in Bhopal on Saturday.(ANI)

Rs 24 crore spent on migrant trains, Rs 20 crore borne by railways: Official

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 01:08 PM IST
The total estimated cost for all 34 trains that were run till Sunday was roughly about Rs 24 crore of which only 15% was paid for by state governments while the remaining 85% was borne by the Railways.
Migrants brought back from Nashik on a Shramik Special train upon their arrival at Charbagh Railway Station, before journeying onwards, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Sunday May 03, 2020.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times))
Migrants brought back from Nashik on a Shramik Special train upon their arrival at Charbagh Railway Station, before journeying onwards, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on Sunday May 03, 2020.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times))

Scenes of joy at Lucknow station, first special train ferrying 800 migrant workers arrives in UP

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The 02121 Shramik Special carried over 800 others from Maharashtra’s Nashik, all stranded there for weeks after a lockdown to fight coronavirus was imposed nationwide.
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