SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER RUNS 2652 TRIPS OF PARCEL EXPRESS TRAINS TO MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19
Kolkata, 19thJuly, 2020:
Indian Railways is playing a pivotal role by running Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains to maintain uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to every nook and corner of the country during nationwide crisis in the wake of Covid-19.South Eastern Railway,as a part of commitment to the nation, has geared up its entire network to run Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations in the country. During this national crisis, South Eastern Railway has already run 2652 trips of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains carrying essential commodities viz., food items, groceries, medicines, medical equipment, fish, fruits, cotton goods, gunny bags, vegetables, onion, ginger, garlic and other items of daily need to different parts of the country from 2nd April to 15thJuly, 2020. South Eastern Railway during the above period, has carried 46,141 tonnes of parcel traffic containing 17,81,264 number of packages to different places in the country.
These Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains are running between Shalimar-Ranchi, Shalimar-Mumbai CSMT, Howrah-Secunderabad, Howrah-KSR Bengaluru, Shalimar-Porbander and Tatanagar-Itwari. Apart from the above, Parcel trains running between KSR Bengaluru and Dimapur are also passing through SER jurisdiction.
South Eastern Railway has also started transporting parcel goods in 10 pairs of Special Trains which have been running in the path of existing Mail/ Express Trains with effect from 1st June, 2020.