प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 139 Dt: 13.06.2020
VASCO DA GAMA- SANKRAIL GOODS TERMINAL YARD PARCEL EXPRESS TRAIN CARRIES 196.49 TONNES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES
Railway is running Goods trains and Parcel Express Trains to ensure supply of essential commodities across the country. These trains were run even during the lockdown so that there shall be no scarcity of essential commodities across the country. Local Industries, e-commerce companies, interested groups and individuals can book parcels in Parcel Express Trains.
Train No.00639 Vasco Da Gama – Sankrail Goods Terminal Yard Parcel Express special via Madgaon, Hubballi, Gadag, Hosapete, Ballari, Guntakal, Kharagpur was run by SWR on 11.06.2020. It carried a total 196.49 Tonnes of commodities. At Vasco Da Gama 192.5 tonnes of commodities were loaded for Sankrail Goods Terminal Yard in West Bengal. The commodities included personal hygiene products such as toothpastes and sanitary pads, bottle caps, Milk products, tyres etc. Enroute, 1 tonne of Medicines were loaded at Hubballi, 1.68 tonnes of commodities including fish/iced fish, auto parts were loaded at Hosapete and 1.31 tonnes of commodities were loaded at Ballari.
From 01st April, 2020 to till date, Hubballi Division has run 17 Parcel Express Trains out of which 3 has been run from Hubballi to Bengaluru and 14 from Vasco Da Gama to different parts of the country viz., Diwana, Howrah, Shalimar, Khori, Guwahati, Kanakpura, Sankrail Goods Terminal Yard, Changaasaari. These Parcel Specials have carried a total 1549.55 Tonnes of commodities. The transported commodities include medicines, dry/iced fish, personal hygiene products, bottle caps, tyres, noodles, chocolates, milk products etc.
The advantage of these Parcel Express trains is that there is no minimum limit of load or goods to be carried. Small consignments can also be transported. These Parcel Express are useful for transportation of essential commodities like food items, medicines, Perishables etc. As these parcel express run with scheduled time table, the commodities will be delivered to destination in time.
Chief Public Relations Officer
South Western Railway, Hubballi