Railways to carry relief material from Pune free of cost 

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Pune – The Railways is transporting relief material by rail to flood affected Kerala, free of cost. Consignment whether in rake of goods stock or parcel vans should be booked.

For any query please contact 97663 53772 commercial control Pune. Railways have appealed people to contact on this number of want to send relief material to Kerala.

On Saturday afternoon, the Railways sent a train with 29 wagons filled with drinking water to Kayamkulam junction in coastal part of Kerala from Pune as the flood hit state is suffering with severe shortage of drinking water.

The water train consists a total of 14.5 lakh litres of water half of which had come from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh in 15 coaches while 14 coaches were filled at Pune, with help from Pune Fire Brigade, before dispatching them for Kayamkulam at about 2 pm on Saturday.

As per Milind Deouskar, Divisional Railway Manager (Pune), Pune Division took the initiative after Railway Ministry enquired which division had the capacity to fill the wagons with water within minimal time.

The special train will reach Kayamkulam via Daund, Wadi and Renugunta. After the train reaches the destination, Government of Kerala will distribute this water to flood affected people.

As per officials in Central Railway, Indian Railways had received a special request from the Kerala Government owing to shortage of drinking water supply in many parts of the State. The reason for choosing train for transport of water is that it has the capacity to carry huge amounts of water and also that water can be distributed to various towns via the train routes by taking the wagons to the stations nearby.