Eastern Railway’s Parcel Express trains transports 11732 tonnes of consignment till 21.6.2020

During lockdown period, Eastern Railway (ER) has run Parcel Express trains in different phases in different routes on their nominated days of run, to carry essential commodities including consumables, perishables, medical equipments, medicines etc. to support the need of time for swift transport those materials to different corners of the country.

  • Presently, bi-weekly Parcel  Express trains are continuing between Howrah & Guwahati and Sealdah & Guwahati.
  • Moreover tri-weekly Parcel Express train is also running between Howrah & Amritsar.
  • ER started operation of Parcel Express trains from 10.4.2020.
  • Total trip originated from ER upto 21.6.2020 is 435 and transported about 11732 tonnes of consignment.

The running of Parcel Express trains has helped in maintaining the supply chain to meet the market demand as well as medicines, medical equipment, PPE materials transported helped in combating the spread of COVID-19.

Freight trains:

Meanwhile, ER is also continuing running freight trains on round the clock basis since initiation of Nation-wide lockdown. Freight trains carrying food grains, sugar, edible oil, fertilizer, steel, cement, stone, petroleum products, coal etc are reaching at different areas to cater to the demand of consumables and other inputs.

Freight loading & unloading performance of ER on 22.06.2020 is as follows:


  • Cement- 5 Rakes
  • Clinker- 6 Rakes
  • Container- 4 Rakes
  • Coal and mineral- 37 Rakes
  • Fertiliser- 3 Rakes
  • Onion- 1 Rake
  • POL product- 1 Rake
  • Rice- 2 Rakes
  • Steel- 1 Rake
  • Salt- 1 Rake
  • Sugar- 2 Rake
  • Wheat- 4 rake


  • Coal- 27 Rakes
  • Steel- 4.6 Rakes
  • Cement- 7 Rakes
  • Stone- 17 Rakes
  • Ballast- 3 Rakes
  • Container- 5 Rakes
  • Ash- 1 Rake
  • Jute & others- 1.4 Rake
  • Fertiliser- 1 Rake
  • Sand- 2 Rakes

Everywhere health & hygiene of field staff are well taken care of keeping in view the basic guidelines of social distancing. Water, soap & sanitizer are affluently available at all working points. Proper sanitization is also being done wherever required.

Source: ER-Press Release

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