SER runs 6474 trips of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains carrying essential commodities

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Indian Railways is poised to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by adopting various measures including movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to every nook and corner of the country during crisis in the wake of Covid-19.

  • As a part of commitment to the nation, South Eastern Railway has geared up its entire network to run Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations in the country. 
  • South Eastern Railway, during this national crisis, has already run 6474 trips of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains carrying essential commodities viz. food items, groceries, medicines, medical equipments, fish, fruits, cotton goods, gunny bags, vegetables, o­nion, ginger, garlic and other daily need items to different parts of the country from 2nd April to 22nd November, 2020. 
  • South Eastern Railway during the above period, has carried 1,46,428 tonnes of parcel traffic containing 48,77,433 number of packages to different places in the country.
  • These Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains are running between Shalimar-Mumbai CSMT, Howrah-Secunderabad, Howrah-KSR Bengaluru, Shalimar-Porbandar, Kharagpur-Itwari, Howrah-Jagdalpur and Shalimar-Thiruvananthapuram. 
  • Apart from the above, Parcel trains running between KSR Bengaluru-Dimapur and KSR Bengaluru-Guwahati are also passing through SER jurisdiction.

Recent Achievement: 

South Eastern Railway has continued its endeavour to ensure transportation of food grains and other essential commodities through its freight services during the nationwide crisis in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

  • As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Railways, SER has geared up its entire network for uninterrupted movement of goods trains.
  • During the period from 1st October to 31st October, 2020, altogether 36,063 tonnes of food grains have been unloaded from 24 rakes which arrived at Ranchi Division of South Eastern Railway. 
  • Out of total 24 rakes, 17 rakes of Rice and 7 rakes of Wheat were unloaded at Namkom and Tatisilwai of Ranchi Division.
  • The concerned staff of South Eastern Railway have been working at various stations and goods sheds for unloading and loading of food grains and essential commodities maintaining health protocols.
  • Security personnel have also been deployed at different loading and unloading sites for security of food grains and other commodities. 

Source: South Eastern Railway-Press Release | Image Credit: South Eastern Railway

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