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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
MORE THAN 54 THOUSAND TONNES OF FOOD GRAINS AND SALT
HAVE REACHED BY 26 RAKES AT ADRA DIVISION OF SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 2020
Kolkata, 16th January, 2021:
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 1st December to 31st December, 2020, altogether 54,499 tonnes of food grains and salt have been unloaded from 26 rakes which arrived at different stations and sidings of Adra Division of South Eastern Railway. Altogether 37,258 tonnes of wheat was unloaded from 15 rakes and 14,574 tonnes of rice was unloaded from 10 rakes. Moreover, 2,667 tonnes of salt was unloaded from 1 rake.
The rakes were unloaded at different locations of Adra Division of South Eastern Railway viz. Purulia, Bankura, Bokaro Steel City, Adra, Chandil etc. during the period from 1st December to 31st December, 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.