Kolkata, Nov. 16: South Eastern Railway has continued its endeavour to ensure transportation of food grains and other essential commodities through its freight services during nationwide crisis in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Railways, SER has geared up its entire network for uninterrupted movement of goods trains.
During the period from 1st October to 31st October, 2020, altogether 56,642 tonnes of food grains and salt have been unloaded from 29 rakes of food grain which arrived at different stations and sidings of Adra Division of South Eastern Railway. Altogether 35,732 tonnes of wheat was unloaded from 16 rakes and 19,578 tonnes of rice was unloaded from 12 rakes. Moreover, 1,332 tonnes of salt was unloaded from 1 rake.
The rakes were unloaded at different locations of Adra Division of South Eastern Railway viz. Purulia, Bankura, Bokaro Steel City, Adra, etc. during the period from 1st October to 31st October, 2020. The concerned staff of South Eastern Railway have been working at various stations and goods sheds for unloading and loading of food grains and essential commodities maintaining health protocols. Security personnel have also been deployed at different loading and unloading sites for security of food grains and other commodities.