MUMBAI: In its latest initiative by Western Railway, as a relief measure to the people of severely flood hit Kerala, 9 lakh litres of filtered drinking water was sent to Kerala by a Water Special Train.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, a water special train from Ratlam to Palghat was dispatched on 17th August, 2018. All 15 tanks of the Water Special train were filled with potable water and the quality of water of each tank was tested before its dispatch.
Kerala has been witnessing extreme flood situation since last few days owing to incessant rains where more than 300 people have also lost their lives. With this wise initiative in dire situations like these, Western Railway extends its helping hand and support to the people of Kerala. Under the able guidance of Shri Piyush Goyal – Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Indian Railways has made necessary arrangements in case of emergency situations in the state. Southern Railway has also dispatched water special consisting of 7 wagons. Total of 2,740 cartons of bottled water from Parassala Rail Neer plant has also been sent with loading of another 10,000 cubic boxes of water bottles is under progress to be sent in the state.