Indian Railways has decided to transport water in the drought-affected areas in Maharashtra’s Latur district.
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu has directed the administration to make necessary arrangements in this regard.
Rlys will transport 2750000 litres/rake drinking water in the drought-affected areas of Latur district,Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/skk6TszJfS
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 2, 2016
Railway Ministry has arranged two goods trains for the purpose of loading and transporting water in areas of the district.
2 tank wagon spl consisting of 50 tank wagons each,being steam cleaned at Kota, will be used to carry water from Pandharpur to Latur.
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 1, 2016
The first train with 50 wagons will leave on April 8 and the second is expected to be ready for around April 15.
This isn’t the first time that Railways has helped districts facing the water crisis.
The water transportation to Bhilwada in Ajmer Division will continue up to the summer season.