Kolkata, 14th May, 2020: South Eastern Railway has come forward to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic by adopting various measures including movement of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains for maintaining uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to every nook and corner of the country during nationwide lockdown. As a part of commitment to the nation, South Eastern Railway has already run 788 trips of Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations in the country during this national crisis. These Parcel Express trains have been carrying essential commodities viz., food items, medicines, medical equipments including PPE Kits, masks, sanitizer, coveralls, gloves, groceries, fruits, vegetables, fish, egg, ginger, garlic, hard parcels, cotton goods, plastic packets, gunny bags etc to different parts of the country from 2nd April to 12th May, 2020. South Eastern Railway during the above period, has already carried 10,940 tonnes of parcel goods containing 4,53,278 number of packages to different places in the country.
Railway is committed to run more parcel express trains until the adverse situation in the country is over said a SER zonal official.