Western and Central Railway to run inter-state parcel trains for essential goods


Western and Central Railway to run inter-state parcel trains for essential goods
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While India officially remains in lockdown until mid-April, authorities are finding new avenues to expedite the shipment of essential goods. Western Railway and Central Railway will reportedly run parcel trains to provide essential goods like medical supplies/equipment as well as food. A spokesperson for CR said - “Interested parties may contact parcel offices and divisions.”

As per the data available, Central Railway’s package trains can run between Kalyan-New Delhi, Nashik-New Delhi, Kalyan-Santraghachi, and Kalyan-Guwahati. The Western Railway parcel trains will reportedly offer connectivity between Ahmadabad-Sankhrel, BDTS-New Delhi-Ludhiana, and BDTS- Muzaffarpur.

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The coronavirus has hit several sectors hard, including the railways. Recently, Western Railway announced that its passenger count had dipped by 25% owing to the surge in COVID-19 positive cases across the city.

Both departments have been involved with relief efforts as Central Railway has already distributed around 1,000 food packets for the needy while also setting up quarantine facilities in Mulund and some railway hospitals across the city. The authorities have also done a great job of spreading awareness about coronavirus.


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