As the passenger services are on hold till 14th April due to national lockdown ‘Indian Railways’ is helping full-on in COVID-19 fight. After innovative thinking in the face of conversion of ‘railway coaches’ into isolation wards, they have now come to offer help to e-commerce service providers.
Indian Railways is offering its train services to e-commerce companies for the movement of goods. Railways is offering its unhindered services of Parcel trains for the transportation of essential items. For the unknown, the railways is running goods trains amidst the lockdown.
As per Union Railway Ministry:
- E-commerce companies
- Local industries
- Any interested groups
- Prospective loaders
can contact officials of Indian Railways at the zonal level for the services. The details of the railway officials to be contacted have been circulated at railway stations. Meanwhile, railways is already transporting necessary commodities to various parts of India through its freight train services.
Railways have so far loaded 30 special parcel trains to various destinations all over the nation. The plan is to beef up the number in the coming time.