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Railways to provide free transportation of relief material for flood-hit Kerala

The Railways has also made arrangements for the emergency movement of drinking water by train to Kerala.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2018 23:57 IST
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People wade through the flood waters to their marooned houses at Panadala, in district Pathanamthitta of Kerala on August 18.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that his ministry was doing everything to help people stranded in flood-hit Kerala.

According to state disaster management authority , 194 people have lost their lives and 36 are missing in Kerala since August 8 due to rains and landslides, while over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps.

“We are concerned about the well being of people affected by Kerala floods & the Central government is committed to providing all possible help.

“Railways will now provide free transportation of relief material for Kerala through various State Govt. agencies, PSUs and other Government agencies,” Goyal tweeted.

While rakes of 14 trains with drinking water is being sent from Pune, 15 rakes of mail will set off from Gujarat’s Ratlam.

According to a statement by railways on Friday, a special train with seven open wagons (BRN) containing tanks carrying 2.8 lakh litre of drinking water was dispatched from Erode station in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

The Railways has made arrangements for the emergency movement of drinking water by this train to Kerala.

Kerala helpline numbers
  • Kasargode: +91 9446601700
  • Kannur: +91 944 6682300
  • Kozhikode: +91 944 6538900
  • Wayanad: +91 807 8409770
  • Malappuram: +91 938 3463212
  • Malappuram: +91 938 3464212
  • Thrissur: +91 944 7074424
  • Thrissur: +91 487 2363424
  • Palakkad: +91 8301803282
  • Ernakulam: +91 790 2200400
  • Ernakulam: +91 790 2200300
  • Alappuzha: +91 477 2238630
  • Alappuzha: +91 949 5003630
  • Alappuzha: +91 949 5003640
  • Idukki: +91 9061566111
  • Idukki: +91 9383463036
  • Kottayam: +91 944 6562236
  • Kottayam: +91 944 6562236
  • Pathanamthitta: +91 807 8808915
  • Kollam: +91 944 7677800
  • Thiruvananthapuram: +91 949 7711281

First Published: Aug 18, 2018 19:50 IST