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Indian Railways Ensures Enough Supply of Sugar, Salt and Edible Oil for Public during COVID-19 Lockdown

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Indian Railways has been making all efforts to ensure that there is no shortage of sugar, salt and edible oil for consumption of the common man during the nationwide lock down due to COVID-19. As per report, railways has transported 1342 wagons of sugar, 958 wagons of salt and 378 wagons/tanks of edible oil from 23rd March to 4th April 2020. Moreover, the loading, transportation and unloading of these essential commodities has been in progress in full swing during this period.

During last 13 days from 23rd March to 4th April 2020, Railways loaded and carried 1342 wagons of sugar, 958 wagons of salt and 378 wagons/tanks of edible oil (One wagon contains 58-60 ton consignment). Details are as follows:

 

Sl.

No.

Date

No. of wagons of

Sugar

No. of wagons of

Salt

No. of wagons of Edible Oil

1.

23.03.2020

42

168

-

2.

24.03.2020

-

168

50

3.

25.03.2020

42

42

-

4.

26.03.2020

42

42

-

5.

27.03.2020

42

42

-

6.

28.03.2020

126

42

50

7.

29.03.2020

210

42

42

8.

30.03.2020

252

8

-

9.

31.03.2020

293

84

-

10.

01.04.2020

210

-

-

11.

02.04.2020

-

133

64

12.

03.04.2020

41

103

122

13.

04.04.2020

42

84

50

 

Total

1342

958

378

 

Freight movement is being closely monitored by officials at very senior level. Issues which were earlier being faced by Railways at many terminal points in loading and unloading operations are being effectively resolved. Indian Railways along with Ministry of Home affairs is keeping in touch with State Governments to sort out any such operational issue if they arise.

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