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Press Release No. 12711-06-2020
Hubballi
Press Release No.127, 200 Nos. SHRAMIK SPECIAL TRAINS RUN FROM SWR

प्रेस विज्ञप्तिPress Release No. 127 Dt: 03.06.2020

200 Nos. SHRAMIK SPECIAL TRAINS RUN FROM SWR

Starting with the first Shramik Special Train being rolled out from the Zone o­n  3rd May 2020,  South Western Railway has run 200 Shramik special trains transporting 2.90  lakh migrant workers to their native destinations. While, the Zone transported first o­ne lakh passengers in 13 days, the next o­ne lakh passengers were transported in just 6 days.  SWR is going all out to arrange for trains as per the demand of the state Govt. to all parts of country so that migrant workers can reach their hometowns.


Five more Shramik specials are scheduled to leave today from Bengaluru area, two to Bihar and o­ne each to Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Guwahati (Assam).  With this the total number of passengers carried is likely to touch 3.0 lakh passengers.

SWR has run Shramik Specials from KSR Bengaluru, Bengaluru Cant., Chikbanawar, Malur, Mysuru - Ashokapuram, Kabakaputtur, Hassan, Hubballi, Hosapete, Bellari, Koppal, and Hosur in Tamil Nadu as below;


SlStateNo. of TrainsNo. of Passengers

1Bihar6697,653

2Uttar Pradesh4869,087

3Jharkhand2130,962

4Odisha1218,791

5West Bengal1927,894

6Rajasthan79,309

7Madhya Pradesh57,085

8Tripura45,704

9Uttarakhand33,863

10Jammu & Kashmir32,950

11Assam57,669

12Manipur23,090

13Himachal Pradesh1643

14Chhattisgarh11,205

15Kerala11,496

16Mizoram11,456

17Nagaland11,507

Total2002,90,364


Bengaluru Division has run 169 Shramik Specials ferrying 2,45,189 passengers. Hubbali Division has run 20 Shramik Special carrying 29,729 passengers and Mysuru Division has run 11 Shramik Specials carrying 15,446 passengers.

SWR is transporting passengers to their destination as per the demand of State Government with proper protocol and the receiving State Government is ready to accept them. These special trains are being run from point to point with no stoppages en-route. State Government is arranging to bring passengers of Shramik Special trains to the stations through BMTC Buses as per the protocol.    


Care is being taken to ensure social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitizing of hands and making regular announcement to caution the passengers for prevention and spread of Covid-19 virus before departure from stations. Hand Sanitizer along with liquid soap has been provided in all coaches to protect against spread of Covid-19 Virus.  Railway is also ensuring complete sanitization of all coaches before boarding of special train by the passengers.

Special Trains are departing the Stations o­nly after all the passengers are medically examined by Government of Karnataka and issued medical certificate.  Thermal screening is again done by Railway Medical Teams at the stations.  None of the passengers was detected with high temperature.   The Railway Protection Force (RPF) team is escorting the trains and ensuring social distancing. Details of passengers, coach-wise with address and mobile Nos. have been obtained.  Details have been digitalized and stored for contact tracing in future, if required.




                                                                                  Chief Public Relations Officer

                                                                              South Western Railway, Hubballi





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