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Indian Railways ensures that supply of sugar, salt and edible oil are fully maintained for consumption of the common man during the COVID-19 lockdow

New Delhi: Indian Railways has been making all efforts to ensure that there is no shortage of sugar, salt and edible oil for consumption of the common man during the nationwide lock down due to COVID-19. The loading, transportation and unloading of these essential commodities has been in progress in full swing during this period.

During last 13 days from 23rd March to 4th April 2020, Railways loaded and carried 1342 wagons of sugar, 958 wagons of salt and 378 wagons/tanks of edible oil (One wagon contains 58-60 ton consignment). Details are as follows:

Sl.

No.

Date No. of wagons of

Sugar

No. of wagons of

Salt

No. of wagons of Edible Oil
1. 23.03.2020 42 168
2. 24.03.2020 168 50
3. 25.03.2020 42 42
4. 26.03.2020 42 42
5. 27.03.2020 42 42
6. 28.03.2020 126 42 50
7. 29.03.2020 210 42 42
8. 30.03.2020 252 8
9. 31.03.2020 293 84
10. 01.04.2020 210
11. 02.04.2020 133 64
12. 03.04.2020 41 103 122
13. 04.04.2020 42 84 50
Total 1342 958 378

Freight movement is being closely monitored by officials at very senior level. Issues which were earlier being faced by Railways at many terminal points in loading and unloading operations are being effectively resolved. Indian Railways along with Ministry of Home affairs is keeping in touch with State Governments to sort out any such operational issue if they arise.

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