Ministry of Railways

SER RUNS 2266 TRIPS OF PARCEL EXPRESS TRAINS TO SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

Posted On: 01 JUL 2020 5:53PM by PIB Kolkata

Kolkata, 01 July, 2020

 

 

  Indian Railways, aptly called the 'Lifeline of the Nation' is poised to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by adopting various measures including the movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to every nook and corner of the country to meet up the crisis situation following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. As a part of the commitment to the nation, South Eastern Railway (SER) has geared up its entire network to run the Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations in the country. SER, during this national crisis, has already run 2266 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 daily need items to different parts of the country from April 2 to June 30, 2020. SER during the above period, has carried 36,532 tonnes of parcel traffic containing 13,73,645 packages  to different places in the country.

 

 

 

The Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains are running between Shalimar-Ranchi, Shalimar-Mumbai CSMT, Howrah-Secunderabad, Howrah-KSR Bengaluru, Shalimar-Porbander and Tatanagar-Itwari. This apart, the parcel trains running between KSR Bengaluru and Dimapur are also passing through SER jurisdiction.

 

SER has also started transporting parcel goods in 10 pairs of Special Trains which have been running in the path of the existing Mail/ Express Trains from June 1, 2020.

 

 

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