Covid-19 lockdown: Parcel trains to operate through different UP cities

LUCKNOW: Up to ten specials introduced by the railways will operate through prominent cities until April 15.

The ease of transporting packages through these trains can be used by any person or company.

While (NR) operates eight pairs of special parcel trains, (NCR) and North Eastern Railway (NER) operate one pair each.

En-route trains have been stopped at all possible locations so that the maximum possible package clearance can be performed.

They are publishing the schedules of these trains in the main newspapers. In addition, regular customers and government agencies are also contacted.

Trains carry perishable goods (including eggs, fruits, vegetables, fish); medicines, medical equipment, masks, milk and dairy products; seeds (for agricultural use) and other general goods such as e-commerce shipments, packaged foods, books, stationery, packaging materials, etc.

Fixed-schedule packet trains run even on those routes where demand is lower.