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    Indian Railways working to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities across nation

    Published on March 24, 2020

    Indian Railways are working 24X7 to ensure the uninterrupted supply of essential commodities across the nation. Ministry of Railways has said, during the situation of lockdown in various states, Railways Staff deployed at various good sheds, stations and control offices is working on 24X7 basis to ensure that the supply of essential items for the nation does not gets affected. It said, commodities like food grain, salt, sugar, milk, edible oil, onions, fruits and vegetables, petroleum products, coal are being loaded at Railway Terminals.

    The Ministry said, close coordination is being maintained with the State Governments so that rakes of essential commodities are handled smoothly without any delay, amidst various restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19.

    AIR correspondent reports that due to the pandemic of Corona virus, Railways has suspended the operations of passenger train services across the country till 31st of this month.