South Eastern Railway 615 Trips of Parcel Special Trains during Covid-19 Pandemic
SER RUNS 615 TRIPS OF PARCEL EXPRESS TRAINS TO FACILITATE SWIFT MOVEMENT OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As a part of commitment to the nation during the lockdown in the wake of COVID-19, South Eastern Railway has geared up its entire network to run Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains to maintain uninterrupted supply of essential commodities towards different destinations in the country.
These Time Tabled Parcel Express Trains are running between Shalimar-Ranchi, Howrah-Yesvantpur/Bengaluru, Shalimar-Mumbai CSMT, Tatanagar-Itwari, Howrah-Secunderabad and Shalimar-Porbander. These parcel express trains have helped to ensure swift and efficient transportation of utilities since the start of lockdown. South Eastern Railway, during this national crisis, has run 615 trips of Parcel Express Trains from 2nd April to 6th May, 2020 carrying essential commodities viz. medicines, medical equipments, fish, egg, vegetables, grocery items, fruits, sugar, salt, betel leaves, fabrics, plastic goods, e-commerce items, machine parts etc. transporting 7,934 tonnes of parcel traffic containing 3, 12,492 number of packages to different places in the country. These Parcel Express Trains will continue to run till 15-17th May, 2020.
This challenging task has come into reality with the proper planning and untiring efforts of the dedicated workforce of South Eastern Railway. 24×7 Helpline Numbers have been opened to enable the interested customers to book their commodities in parcel express trains and the response from the traders, manufacturers, e-commerce companies etc. has been overwhelming. This Railway is committed to run more freight and parcel trains for transportation of daily and essential items until the crisis situation in the country is over.