SCR Runs “Doodh Duronto Special” Along With Two Parcel Vans From Renigunta To Nizamuddin

Hyderabad, April 4 (Maxim News): In its continuous effort to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities during the Nationwide Lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, South Central Railway is operating both freight and parcel trains o­n continuous basis to ensure transportation of necessary items to all parts of the country, though passenger train services have been suspended till April 14.

As part of this, “Doodh Duronto Special” (Railway Milk Tankers) has been dispatched from Renigunta to Nation’s Capital, Delhi (H. Nizamuddin) at 08.00 hrs on Saturday. This train consists of 6 Milk tankers, each tanker with capacity of 40, 000 liters totaling to 2.40 lakh liters of milk, o­ne Parcel Van loaded with mangoes from Renigunta and Secunderabad with 23 tonnes capacity and another parcel van loaded with musk melons from Guntakal with 23 tonnes capacity.

In order to keep the supply chain intact as per the demand in the prevailing Situation, South Central Railway is according highest priority to operate freight and parcel trains. As part of this, o­n an average 180 freight trains are being operated daily. Apart from this, recently, Milk special with 6 tankers to Delhi and Parcel special with 5 VPs to Howrah with essential commodities has been transported by the Zone.

The Milk Tanker “Doodh Duronto special” is being run o­n par with express train with an average speed of 110 Kms per hour without any enroute detention, so that the train reaches the destination within 36 hrs. Utmost care has been taken while loading and necessary precautionary measures like sanitization, physical distancing and staff hygiene have been followed.

South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager, Gajanan Mallya has appreciated the efforts of staff and officers in mobilizing the essential commodities for offering loading in coordination with consignor and state government authorities to cater the needs of the Nation. He instructed all the officials to show the same commitment and put forth similar efforts till the present emergent situation is stabilized throughout the country. He advised to strictly adhere to all the necessary precautions to be followed while loading, unloading and transportation of the commodities. (Maxim News)

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