Mumbai, May 4,
The Indian railway will be organising 20 special trains to evacuate nearly 10 lakh migrants stranded in different states, in coordination with respective states, before 17 May, the last day of the existing lock down.
The railway will be running the trains with additional rakes, to accommodate 1050 passengers at a time. This is for the first time in its history, the railway will be organising so many special trains. Earlier the railway had organised special trains to carry water to drought hit areas in the country. According to railway officials, estimated 30 lakh people, who include tourists, student and others are stranded in the country. The maximum evacuees are from Bihar, followed by Uttar Pradesh.
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