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251 Shramik trains run so far: Railways

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has operated 302 ‘Shramik Special' trains since May 1 and ferried home more than 3 lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, officials said.

The national transporter has planned to operate 47 trains on Saturday, out of which 34 trains have already departed, they said.

Every Shramik Special train has 24 coaches, each with a capacity of 72 seats. The railways, however, is allowing only 54 people in a coach to maintain social distancing norms by not allotting the middle berth to any passenger.