SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
MORE THAN 3.39 LAKH TONNES OF FOOD GRAINS AND SALT
HAVE REACHED BY 142 RAKES AT KHARAGPUR DIVISION OF SER
Kolkata, 2nd September, 2020:
South Eastern Railway has continued its endeavour to ensure transportation of food grains and other essential commodities through its freight services during 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 20th March to 31st August, 2020, altogether 3,39,948 lakh tonnes of food grains and salt have been unloaded from 142 rakes of food grain which arrived at different stations and sidings of Kharagpur Division of South Eastern Railway. Altogether 1,81,944 tonnes of wheat was unloaded from 76 rakes and 1,34,064 tonnes of rice was unloaded from 56 rakes. Moreover, 23,940 tonnes of salt was unloaded from 10 rakes.
The rakes were unloaded at different locations of Kharagpur Division of South Eastern Railway viz. Midnapur, Kalaikunda, Kharagpur, Rupsa, Sankrail Goods Terminal Yard etc. during the period from 20thMarch to 31st August 2020. 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.