Indian Railways transports 6.75 lakh wagons loaded with important commodities since March 23 amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown


NEW DELHI: Like all authorities departments, the Indian Railways can be doing its bit to assist the nation in its battle towards the lethal coronavirus pandemic. According to a press release issued by the Rail Ministry, the Indian Railways has transported approximately 6.75 lakh wagons of commodities together with about 4.50 lakh wagons of important commodities like meals grains, salt, sugar, edible oil, coal and petroleum merchandise since March 23.

More than 2.5 lakh wagons of commodities loaded previously one week out of which over 1.55 lakh wagons contained important gadgets.

“The Indian Railways continues to deliver essential commodities to all parts of the country during the continuing lockdown; working big in close association with various Ministries like Agriculture, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Food & Public Distribution to ensure availability of essential items,” the assertion mentioned.

Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Indian Railways has manufactured over 5.eight lakh reusable face masks and greater than 40,000 litres of hand sanitizer at its completely different manufacturing items throughout the nation.

The Rail Ministry mentioned that Indian Railways has produced 5.82 lakh reusable face masks and 41,882 litres of hand sanitiser at its zonal railway manufacturing items and PSUs until April 7.

The official mentioned that among the zones have taken the lead on this regard just like the Western Railway with 81,008 reusable face masks and a couple of,569 litres of hand sanitiser, adopted by North Central Railway (77,995 face masks, 3,622 litres of hand sanitiser), North Western Railway (51,961 face masks, 3,027 litres of hand sanitiser), Central Railway (38,904 face masks, 3,015 litres of hand sanitiser), East Central Railway (33,473 face masks, 4,100 litres of hand sanitiser) and West Central Railway (36,342 face masks, 3,756 litres of hand sanitiser).

The Indian Railways has suspended traditional manufacturing at its items and brought up the duty of producing masks, sanitisers, medical beds, stools and IV stands to fulfill the demand of medical tools throughout the nation.

The railways until date has transformed over 2,500 coaches into isolation wards for COVID-19 sufferers throughout the nation.