Indian Railways transports 1150 Tonnes of medical items during lockdown across the country

Indian Railways is ensuring seamless transportation of medical items on priority during the nationwide lock down due to COVID-19. Indian Railways continues to deliver medicines, masks, hospital items and other medical commodities through its timetabled parcel services to strengthen Government’s efforts in managing the challenges and adverse impact of corona virus in the country.

As on 18.04.2020, Indian Railways has transported 1150 Tonnes medical items in various parts of the country. The zone wise details of transportation of medical goods are as under:

S. No.ZoneWeight (Tonnes)
1Southern Railway83.13
2South East Central Railway15.10
3East Central Railway1.28
4North Eastern Railway2.88
5East Coast Railway1.06
6South Central Railway47.22
7Central Railway135.64
8North Central Railway74.32
9West Central Railway27.17
10South Eastern Railway2.82
11South Western Railway12.10
12Eastern Railway8.52
13North East Frontier Railway2.16
14North Western Railway8.22
15Western Railway328.84
16Northern Railway399.71


1150.17  T

Indian Railways is touching human lives during the hour of crisis. Recently, for an autistic child, skimmed camel milk was transported by a Parcel Train from Ajmer to Mumbai when the parents resorted for help on social media platform. Similarly, another autistic child in Ajmer suffering from serious ailments, had his stock of medicines run out, his relatives approached Railway officials and medicines were transported by a parcel train from Ahmedabad to Ajmer.

Source: PIB | Image Credit: MoR- Twitter