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28-04-2020
369 TRIPS OF PARCEL EXPRESS TO ENSURE UNINTERRUPTED SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES BY SER DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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369 TRIPS OF PARCEL EXPRESS TO ENSURE UNINTERRUPTED SUPPLY

OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES BY SER DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Kolkata, 28th April, 2020:

 

 Indian Railways, aptly called  the  'Life Line of The Nation'  is fighting against the  Coronavirus pandemic in different fields by adopting various measures  including movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains  and Freight Trains for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential    commodities  to every nook and corner of the country  during nation-wide lockdown.  As a part of commitment to the nation, South Eastern Railway during this nationwide lockdown has already 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 369 trips of Parcel Express Trains from 2nd to 26th April, 2020 carrying essential commodities viz. food grains, medicines, medical equipments including PPEs, masks, sanitizer, coveralls & gloves, fish, egg, vegetables, grocery items, fruits, sugar,salt, betel leaves, fabrics, plastic goods, poly bundle, e-commerce items, machine parts, cotton goods etc. which amounts to 4,431.13 tonnes of parcel traffic containing 1,59,407 number of packages to different places in the country.These Parcel Express Trains will continue to run till 3rd May, 2020.

 

This challenging and robust task has come in reality with the proper planning and overwhelming responses from the dedicated workforce of frontline warriors of South Eastern Railway viz., loco pilots, guards, trackmen, station masters and other employees working at stations and divisional headquarters who are putting their exemplary services to the nation inspite of nationwide lockdown. This Railway is committed to run more freight and parcel trains for transportation of daily and essential items until the crisis situation in the country is over.

 

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