Parcel loading which is a dormant area has been revived by Salem Division of Southern Railway with its intensive marketing drive conducted under the leadership of Shri E. Harikrishnan Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Salem with Rasi seeds attur, which has resulted in a special parcel train from Salem to Batinda carrying cotton seeds to meet the demands of Batinda farmers. 

Earning nearly Rs.27 lakhs for Indian Railways in this time of lockdown carrying 468 tonnes of Cotton seeds, the Division is proud to share the responsibility of moving essential commodities and has also ensured a number of steps to see that the loading is done in the most safe manner possible – All the loading personnel were permitted inside the Railway premises only after screening them with handheld infrared thermometres to ensure that no person with high temperature is permitted.

 Also, Social distancing has been strictly maintained among the loading personnel during the loading – all the loading personnel have been supplied masks and hand sanitizers, thus fulfilling all safety norms and helping the nation fight Covid-19. 

Shri E. Harikrishnan Senior Divisional commercial manager and his team has personally monitored the loading activities. Shri U. Subba Rao Divisional Railway manager Salem and Shri A.Annadurai Additional Divisional Railway manager Salem has appreciated the efforts of Commercial team . 

Shri E. Harikrishnan further informed that railways is providing 24*7 service in moving essential commodities to all over nations through exclusive Parcel vans.. Manufacturing units and traders association are invited to move their consignment through Rail.