New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): Only four out of 3,840 total Shramik Special trains have taken over 72 hours to reach their destination and 90 per cent trains have been run with an average speed higher than normal mail express trains, said Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav on Friday.
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New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday urged people suffering from serious ailments, pregnant women, children and those above 65 years to travel in Shramik trains "only when necessary".
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New Delhi [India], May 28 (ANI): The Ministry of Railways on Thursday increased the advance reservation period (ARP) for all special trains from 30 to 120 days.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is upset with Centre for sending 36 trains from Mumbai without her State Government's say-so.
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New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that concerned about the migrant labourers stuck in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked to immediately arrange for 145 trains that Maharashtra government demanded, to ensure that migrants are sent back immediately to their homes.

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Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], May 24 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that close to 50 per cent migrant labourers have opted to stay back and he was 'equally happy' that they did so.
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Railway ministry urges zonal GMs to reopen ticket counters in railways stations to ease the process of booking tickets. IRCTC booking now available.
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Booking of train tickets is said to resume at around 1.7 lakh common service centers from Friday across the country as announced by Piyush Goyal.
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WAG12, with Number 60027, departed from Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Station at 2:08 pm on Tuesday.
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49 days into the lockdown, new problems arise as the Indian Railways starts special passenger trains on 13 May 2020 for stranded migrants.
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