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Mar 29, 2020

Indian Railways to run special parcel trains for carrying essential items in small parcel sizes during lockdown

Indian Railways will run special parcel trains for carriage of essential items and other goods in small parcel sizes during the complete lockdown in fight against COVID-19.

The move is aimed at  ensuring an uninterrupted and seamless supply chain of goods and essential commodities like medical supplies, medical equipment and  food. The Railways has made railway parcel vans available for quick mass  transportation across the nation for the needy E-Commerce entities and other customers including state governments to transport such goods.  

The Indian Railways is already transporting essential commodities to different parts of the country through freight trains  which is meeting the needs of bulk transportation of essential goods like food grains, edible oil, salt, sugar, coal, cement, milk, vegetables and fruits. 

Eight  parcel specials trains are being run by Railways since 22nd of this month. In addition, running of Parcel specials is further being planned on 20 routes.

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