‘Doodh Duronto Special’ to ensure supply of essential commodities

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New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) In a bid to maintain the supply of the essential items across the country, Indian Railways on Saturday dispatched “Doodh Duronto Special” with 2.4 lakh litre of milk from Andhra Pradesh to Delhi.

A senior railway ministry official said that a special Doodh Duronto has been dispatched from Reningunta in Andhra Pradesh to Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi along with two parcel vans.
He said the special Doodh Duronto train which was dispatched at 8 a.m. on Saturday from Andhra Pradesh will reach Delhi within 36 hours as it is being run at par with the express train with an average speed of 110 kmph without any enroute detention.
Utmost precaution was taken while loading the train, the official said.
He said in the Special Doodh Duronto, 2.4 lakh liters of milk, 23 tonnes of mangoes and 23 tonnes of muskmelons have also transported.
Services of passenger, mail and express tains was suspended on March 24 till April 14 in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak but the railways continued with its freight and special parcel train services to ensure the supply of the essential items across the country.
By April 2, the Indian Railways has transported over four lakh wagons of the essential items across the country.