Hundreds of migrant labourers thronged the Railway station here on Friday after learning that the Karnataka governnment would be operating special trains to their home states and demanded that they be immediately sent back, police said.

Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the North Western Railway has decided to run a special parcel train service from April 7 to 14 to transport goods and essentials.

The Railways claimed to have suffered losses of properties worth Rs 84 crore in violence related to protests against CAA and NRC in West Bengal from December 13 to 15, according to reports filed by it before the Calcutta High Court.

Kashmir will be connected to the rest of India through railway network by December next year as the government has set a fresh deadline for completion of the world's highest railway bridge.

Union minister Nityanand Rai launched a website and a mobile application on Thursday to facilitate the railway police in addressing complaints of passengers from across India and crime detection by integrating the criminal database online.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi's concerns over the corporatisation of the Modern Coach Factory in Rae Bareilly were based on "misguided, imaginary fears" and urged her not to fall for "fear-mongering" on loss of jobs.

This was the highest single day fatalities recorded on the suburban rail network, often called Mumbai's lifeline, in recent times, they said.