MILK AND MEDICINES

FROM TAMIL NADU TO NAGALAND IN NORTH EAST

A Parcel Special train from Salem Division in Southern Railway carrying 1,15,000 litres of milk and 8 tonnes of Medicines left Salem today (30th April) at 08.00 hrs to Dimapur  in Nagaland, true to the vision of the Indian Railways being the lifeline of the Nation.


Parcel loading which is a dormant area has been revived by Southern Railway and Salem Division through intensive marketing drive which has resulted in the special parcel train  carrying of 115 tonnes of Milk (Tetra Pack) and 8 tonnes of Medicines from Salem to Dimapur of Nagaland state to meet the demands of Assam Rifles.

Earning nearly Rs.8.3  lakhs  for Indian Railways in this time of lockdown through the special efforts of Salem Division, Southern Railway is proud to share the responsibility of moving essential commodities for the nation. The Railway 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.

Indian Railways is providing 24*7 service in moving essential commodities to every part of the country through exclusive Parcel vans. These Parcel Express Trains are operated in view of COVID-19 outbreak to help reach medical essentials to various places. These Parcel Express trains help in the movement of medicines, medical equipments, masks, food items, food products, Stationeries, Couriers and other medical essentials in the hour of need.

 

Southern Railway is running Parcel Van Special Trains for mass quick transportation across the nation for the customers including State governments. The Industrial houses, companies, organizations, individuals are benefitted by this extended rail services of Southern Railway. Manufacturing units and traders association are increasingly evincing interest to to move their consignment through Rail.

Parcel bookings are open. Persons wanting to book parcels can call Southern Railway’s 24x7 helpline SETU for guidance and assistance at  +91-9025342449. For assistance in Salem Division, the following numbers can be contacted :- Coimbatore 9003956955, Tiruppur 9600956238, Erode 9600956231, Salem 9003956957.