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Central Railway working 24/7 to supply essential goods

The Central Railway on Thursday said that it has deployed staff at various good sheds, stations and control offices and is working on 24/7 basis to ensure that the supply of essential items does not gets affected during the situation of lockdown in various states.Due to the pandemic of corona virus, Railways has suspended the operations of passenger train services across the country till April 14. Currently, Railways is operating only freight trains across the country. Central Railway is making all efforts to ensure availability of essential commodities through its uninterrupted freight services. The total tonnage of all these freight during the four days (March 22 to March 25) is approximately 5.66 lakh tonnes (0.56Million Tonnes). In terms of wagons it is 9,837 wagons, said Central Railway in a press release.Coal was the bulk one which was loaded in 102 rakes for power plants at Parli, Nashik, Paras, Koradi and Mouda in Maharashtra and Sarani and Singaji in Madhya Pradesh. Nagpur ..

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