New Delhi : After pressing a special train in service for carrying water to Latur, another train consisting of 50 wagons is getting ready to transport potable water to the parched area in the Marathawada region.
While the first train of 10 wagons carrying 5 lakh litres of water reached Latur on Tuesday, another rake is getting steam cleaned at Kota and it will be pressed into service shortly, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The official said railways will make available a third rake, if required, for supplying water in Maharashtra as it is committed to continue the water transportation to the parched areas, reports PTI.
Asked about the cost incurred in the whole water transportation exercise as railways is using wagons meant for mineral oil, Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohd Jamshed said “The priority is not the cost factor here. Whatever is good for the nation, it is good for the Railways.”