Indian Railways is doing its bit in helping the needy citizens by transporting medicines.
Bengaluru: Indian Railways has always been at the service of citizens. Even during lockdown, it is no exception.
As India observes a lockdown extension, a few people have been forced to endure difficulties.
These people also include children who are in need of medicines. These medicines need not be available at their towns.
However, the Indian Railways has come to their rescue fetching medicines at their disposal.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal put out a tweet, elucidating the details.
He said, “Serving the Nation: With an empathetic approach, Railways is taking care of people during the COVID-19 lockdown.
By delivering camel milk & medicines for autistic children, Railways is helping fulfil emergency needs of fellow citizens.”
Serving the Nation: With an empathetic approach, Railways is taking care of people during the COVID-19 lockdown.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) April 19, 2020
By delivering camel milk & medicines for autistic children, Railways is helping fulfil emergency needs of fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/340zFSSidp
The Indian Railways had not been running any passenger trains during the lockdown period (March 24 to April 14) and will not run anymore during lockdown 2.0 as well.
But all its trains transporting goods will run in order to meet supplies.
The railways has also converted a number of its coaches into isolation wards to house quarantined people.
Such contribution by the railways will certainly augment measures taken to stem the spread of the virus.
A note on Lockdown 2.0
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday that the lockdown will be extended till May 3, thereby making the entire lockdown period last a good 40 days.
He also announced that on April 20, his government will look to ease more restrictions.
On April 15 the Union home ministry released a set of guidelines informing the people about services that will be in place. The government has allowed farming, agriculture, farming, fisheries and freight transport to go on while it has not allowed educational institutions and passenger movement as they facilitate the spread of coronavirus.
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Last Updated Apr 19, 2020, 1:54 PM IST