SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY HAS ALREADY RUN 788 TRIPS OF PARCEL EXPRESS TRAINS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY FOR UNINTERRUPTED SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES DURING LOCKDOWN
Kolkata, 14th May, 2020:
South Eastern Railway has come forward to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by adopting various measures including movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essentialcommodities to every nook and corner of the country during nationwide lockdown.As a part of commitment to the nation, South Eastern Railway has already run 788 trips of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations in the country during this national crisis. These Parcel Express trainshave been carrying essential commodities viz., food items, medicines,medical equipmentsincluding PPE Kits, masks, sanitizer, coveralls, gloves,groceries, fruits, vegetables, fish, egg, ginger, garlic, hard parcels, cotton goods, plastic packets, gunny bags etc to different parts of the countryfrom 2nd April to 12th May, 2020.South Eastern Railwayduring the aboveperiod, has already carried 10,940 tonnes ofparcel goods containing 4,53,278 number of packagesto different places in the country.
This challenging robust task has come in to realitywith the proper planning and overwhelming responses from parcel customers and the dedicated workforce and frontline warriorsof South Eastern Railway viz., loco pilots, guards, control staff, station managers etc. working at stations and divisional headquarterswho areputting their exemplary services to the nation during the nationwide lockdown.
South Eastern Railway is committed to run more parcel express trains until the adverse situation in the country is over.