"Fare of Rs 433 crore has been collected from State Governments and from the representatives of State Governments for running of Shramik Special trains for the period from 01.05.2020 to 31.08.2020. Indian Railways could recover a small fraction of expenditure incurred on running of Shramik Special trains, thereby incurring a loss in the operation of these trains," he said.
While replying to another query on the Shramik Special trains, Goyal said the Indian Railways supplied a total of 1.96 crore meals and 2.19 crore packaged drinking water bottles to the passengers of Shramik Special trains during the journeys.
Further, an estimated number of 46.2 lakh meals and water bottles each have been provided by the State Governments to them at the time of commencement of their journeys in the special trains.
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