Nepal quake: Indian Railway provides one lakh ‘Rail Neer’ bottles as relief

New Delhi: Indian Railway has despatched one lakh rail neer water bottles to Kathmandu in earthquake-hit Nepal as relief material through the Indian Air Force (IAF).

There are arrangements being made to provide one lakh rail neer bottles per day to help the rescue operations in Nepal.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu shared the information in a series of tweets.

“Indian Railways has immediately dispatched 1 lakh Rail Neer mineral water bottles to Kathmandu through Airforce tonight,” he posted.

“Arrangements being made for further despatch of 1 lakh bottles per day to supplement the rescue efforts of the Govt of India,” he added.

“All our hope and prayers are with those currently still trapped in NepalEarthquake,” he added.

Earlier, The Indian Government had sent four aircrafts with NDRF teams to oversee rescue and relief operations and also set up a 24-hour control room for queries regarding the tragedy.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that Prime Minister Modi had indicated to President Ram Baran of Nepal and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala that India will do everything within its capabilities to be of help to the nation at this difficult moment.

“We have set up a helpline in the ministry; the numbers have been put out. We would also request that if there are people who know that their relatives are in Nepal to send us their details. So, there is an e-mail address which is controlroom@mea.gov.in. If anybody who would like to keep us informed about their relatives and give us their contact numbers that would be very helpful for us,” he added.

The death toll in Nepal from the powerful earthquake has reportedly risen to 1100.

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