26-03-2020 In the wake of ongoing Nation lock down to curb spread of Covid-19, all the passenger carrying trains services all over India have been cancelled till 14th April, 2020. However, to cater essential needs of general public Indian Railways is continuing to run its freight services to transport goods round the clock covering the entire nation. Continuing with the same, South Central Railway is also focusing in moving goods on top priority for the convenience of public. In this direction, a Milk special train consisting of Six Milk Containers carrying around... more...
2.40 lakh liters milk will leave Renigunta in the state of Andhra Pradesh today i.e., 26th March, 2020 to New Delhi. In this context, it is pertinent to mention that generally on an average every month around 80 milk container having a varying capacity of either 40,000 or 44,660 liters are moved by different weekly / daily express trains from Renigunta to the capital city, New Delhi. But now since all the passenger carrying trains have been cancelled, the transportation of Milk has also been stopped for past few days. Considering the necessity of supplying this essential commodity, South Central Railway has taken special interest and requested permission to run an exclusive milk tanker special train to New Delhi from Renigunta. Keeping in view of the National interest as well as the decision taken for continuing to transport essential commodities by railways, the Railway Board has immediately agreed for the same. Accordingly, the Railway officials and staff at both Guntakal Division and at headquarters level swung into action for preparatory works in making the milk tankers fit for loading with all necessary safety precautions. They have also coordinated with local consigners to mobilize the milk offered for loading in six milk tankers at the earliest. These efforts have yielded results and finally SCR is able to load the milk tanker special train containing six tankers which will depart Renigunta today i.e., 26th March, 2020. The special train will be moved with an average speed of 110 Kmph to reach the destination i.e., Hazarat Nizamuddin at the earliest.
Indian Railways as a national transporter has always been at the forefront in meeting the needs of the nation. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway has appreciated the efforts of all Officers and Staff of Guntakal Division who have rose as per the need of the occasion and advised them to continue to keep a watch in ensuring that the supply of essential commodities is always met by the Railways.
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