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After flak over Shramik, Rlys says only 71 out of 3,840 trains diverted

Over the past few days, at least nine people lost their lives in different Shramik trains, for which the reasons were allegedly lack of supply of food and water

A worker cleans Howrah station before the arrival of  'Shramik Special' train transporting migrants from various parts of the country, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI
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A worker cleans Howrah station before the arrival of 'Shramik Special' train transporting migrants from various parts of the country, during the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata. Photo: PTI

Shine Jacob New Delhi
After facing flak from the Supreme Court and the public over the death of migrant workers and diversion of Shramik trains, the Indian Railways on Friday said it has diverted only 1.8 per cent of the total 3,840 trains operated so far.

A senior railway official said there were some reported deaths on trains and station premises and the government was looking into the reasons. Over the past few days, at least nine people lost their lives in different Shramik trains, for which the reasons were allegedly lack of supply of food and water, though the Indian Railways said some

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 7:09 PM IST

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