Bhubaneswar: Medicine cartons have been received at various railway stations like Palasa, Brahmapur, Balangir, Bargarh, Sambalpur and Rayagada stations on Saturday.
These medicines have been dispatched from Visakhapatnam Railway Station by Special Parcel Express this morning. Apart from this, medical equipments have also been received at Kesinga, said an East Coast Railway (ECoR) statement.
Milk Powder and other essential medicine items have been dispatched from Visakhapatnam Station this morning and these have been received at Brahmapur Railway Station today.
Similarly, green coconut have been received at Titilagarh and Balangir from Vizianagaram. Grocery items have also been received at Rayagada from Vizianagaram also.
3364 tonnes of wheat consisting 65898 bags in 58 wagons from Garha Railway Station in Madhya Pradesh received at Cuttack Railway Station today by Food Corporation of India, the statement said.
Rice bags are being loaded at Srikakulam, Pendurthy, Bargarh Road and Balangir by FCI towards South India.
While the country is completely locked down due to the pandemic Coronavirus, Indian Railways continues to work round the clock to ensure availability of essential commodities through its uninterrupted freight and parcel services.
Indian Railways is transporting food grains, petroleum products, coal, fruits & vegetables, milk, edible oil, sugar and salt, etc.
With the concept, “You Stay Safe at Home, We are bringing You the Essential commodities,” Rail warriors of East Coast Railway are working hard 24×7 to fight against COVID-19.