Highest over Indian Railways
With the nationwide lockdown enforced from 23rd March, 2020, Western Railway maintained its wheels running to ensure the supply of essential commodities such as food grains, milk, medicines, groceries, coal, across the country. Continuing it’s efforts it reach a milestone of transporting more than 3.79 crore litres of milk during this time of acute emergency.
Achieved the milestone it is also a matter of pride for WR as it has earned the distinction of being the first Zonal Rly over the entire Indian Railways, to transport such a high volume of milk during the lockdown period. WR GM Alok Kansal has appreciated & congratulated the entire TEAM WR including all the concerned officers & staff, for this marvelous achievement.
According to a press release issued by WR, 51 rakes of Milk Vans carrying 882 Railway Milk Tankers (RMTs) were transported from W. Rly’s Palanpur (Gujarat) to Hind Terminal near Palwal in Haryana, ever since the lockdown was declared in the country on 23rd March, 2020, till date. They are ensuring the supply of milk and milk products to different parts of the country through its milk special trains.
In the month of March, from 22nd to 31st March, 5 rakes of RMT were loaded with 33.32 lakh litres of milk, while in the month of April, 15 rakes of RMT were loaded with 1.09 crore litres of milk. Similarly, in the month of May, 17 rakes of RMT were loaded with 1.28 crore litres of milk and in the month of June, up to 28th June, 14 rakes of RMT were loaded with 1.09 crore litres of milk.
Accordingly, 51 milk special trains were run by Western Rly, with a load of more than 37 thousand tonnes and 100% utilization of the wagons, generating revenue of approx Rs 6.45 crores. In the similar period, 4.08 lakh Kg of milk products were also transported in the SLRs of these Rail Milk trains. This high quantum & volume of Milk transportation by W. Rly has created a record in itself over the entire Indian Railways, by being the first Railway to transport more than 3.79 crore litres of milk during this lockdown period.