दक्षिण पूर्व रेलवे
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
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.