ECR facilitating free ferry of relief materials to Uttarakhand

Patna: Abiding by the Railway Board’s decision not to charge any money on relief materials to Uttarakhand for 15 days, the East Central Railway zone is facilitating transportation of relief items to the devastated Himalayan state.

“We are following Railway board decision not to charge any cost on relief materials being taken to Uttarakhand,” Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) of ECR Amitabh Prabhakar told.

The free movement of relief materials is applicable for 15 days from June 25 to July 9, he said.

The instruction is applicable on all the trains in which freight of goods are allowed, Prabhakar said adding the decision was part of Railways concern for humanity.

He, however, said the consignment is properly checked to ensure only relief materials are packed for victims of Uttarkhand tragedy.

The Hajipur based ECR zone comprises of five Railway divisions – Danapur, Sonepur, Mughalsarai, Dhanbad and Samastipur.