Fewer Shramik trains leave Karnataka as Demand Reduce

South Western Railway Zone ran just two Shramik Special trains Yesterday (Wednesday, 27th May 2020) one from Tamil Nadu’s Hosur railway station to Muzaffarpur in Bihar and the second from City Railway Station in Bengaluru to Jodhpur. On Tuesday as well, only three migrant special trains were run. 

“Low demand from migrants, as well as reluctance from both West Bengal and Odisha state governments, has made them decide to reduce the number of trains to be run from Karnataka,” said officials. A senior SWR official said that five trains scheduled for Wednesday were cancelled as West Bengal was not willing to take in the migrants on the trains.