Indian Railways ensures an uninterrupted supply of essential commodities
South Central Railway has begun ferrying essentials via a Special Parcel Express which began on April 2 from Secunderabad to Howrah with stops at Kazipet, Vijayawada, Rajamahendravaram and Ankapalle, reports The New Indian Express.
The products carried in the carton boxes contain eggs, chocolates, biscuits, garments, medicines, medical equipment, machinery parts loaded from Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The trains has five parcel vans, containing a total of 3,005 packages, weighing 91.7 tonnes.
In addition muskmelons, mangoes, iced fish were loaded from Guntakal, Nandayal, Vijayawada and Rajamahendravaram, while ghee tins were loaded from Anakapalle and lemon gunny bags from Vijayawada. The vans were sanitised before loading the goods and social distancing norms were followed, while loading them.