The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) run more than 80 Shramik Special trains and ferried around 1,25,000 stranded natives of eight northeastern states, officials said on Saturday. NFR`s Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Subhanan Chanda said that more than 80 Shramik Special trains so far operated and nearly 1,25,000 stranded residents of different northeastern states returned to their homes from other parts of the country.
“Over 13,000 more stranded people (residents of NE states) would be ferried in 10 more such Shramik Special trains soon from different parts of the country to the region,” Chanda told IANS.
He said in all 26 Shramik Special trains have also originated from various NE states under the jurisdiction of NFR to carry stranded people from these states to their native places and states.
The NFR operates in six of the eight northeastern states, excluding Meghalaya and Sikkim, and in seven districts of West Bengal and five districts in north Bihar.
According to the CPRO, through over 400 Shramik Special trains 5.25 lakh residents were also transported in the NFR`s jurisdictions of West Bengal and Bihar.