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Jul 02, 2020
8:27PM

92 lakh tonne commodities transported by Northern Railway during two month of lockdown period

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Northern Railway has transported 92 lakh tonnes commodities during the two month of lockdown period and earned over one thousand 418 crore rupees. This is an improvement of almost 14 percent as compared to the same period of last year.
 
General Manager Northern and North Central Railways Rajiv Chaudhry said, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all passenger train operations were stalled from midnight of 22nd March and the focus shifted to the Goods trains to maintain a steady supply of commodities. He said, Northern Railway has been running five thousand Tonne Jumbo trains from its various freight loading terminals spread across the states of Punjab and Haryana.

It maintained a steady supply chain to feed 80 crore National Food Security Act, NFSA beneficiaries through continuous evacuation of mainly food grains and sugar from the northern states to different regions of the country. Mr Chaudhry added that Special long distance goods and time tabled Parcel Cargo express trains will continue to run from different regions of the North India to maintain the supply of food grains.

 

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