New Delhi: Amid the falling demand for the Shramik Special trains by the state governments, Chairman, Railway Board V.K. Yadav, said that the national transporter operated only 56 trains in the last two days.
Speaking to the media, Yadav said, "We operated only 56 Shramik Special trains in the last two days."
He said that the demand for these trains has decreased from 250 to 137 in the last few days.
The national transporter earlier ruled out the reports of stopping the services of Shramik Special trains over low demands and said that it will continue to run till the time state governments ask for them.
The Indian Railways had started to operate the Shramik Special trains from May 1 to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists. The railways has till date ferried over 58 lakh people in 4,286 Shramik Special trains.
The railways suspended the passenger, mail and express train services amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
During the lockdown the railways operated the special parcel and freight trains to ensure the supply of essential items.