Second Train Carrying 5 Lakh Litres Of Water Reaches Latur; Third Train Already On Its Way

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5:26 pm 14 Apr, 2016

The second special train that was carrying around five lakh litres of water for drought-affected Latur, reached its destination on April 13.


The train that was carrying 10 wagons with about 50,000 litres of water had left Miraj in western Maharashtra on April 13 morning and took about 10 hours to travel a distance of 350km and reach its destination.

The first train with water had reached Latur just a day before on April 12.


To store the supplied water the district administration has acquired a huge well that is located near the railway station.


The water would be be supplied to the town of Latur soon.

According to a railway official, another train that has 50 wagons had left from Kota for Miraj on April 8.

He said:

“As per instructions from the Ministry of Railways, Kota workshop received two goods trains consisting of 50 tank wagons each for deployment in drought-affected areas of Latur during the summer season and the trips of the trains will be arranged as per the requirement.”

This train is has already left for Latur and would be reaching its destination on April 15. They have a capacity to store 54,000 litres of water in each wagon.



Earlier this week Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal too had offered to send water to Lathur district and had even written to centre about it.



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