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Doodh Duronto trains from Tirupati cross 4-cr mark of supplying milk to Delhi

Doodh Duronto trains from Tirupati cross 4-cr mark of supplying milk to Delhi

Doodh Duronto Special train introduced during lockdown between Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi for transportation of milk has crossed 4 crore litre mark. Prior to the lockdown, the milk from Renigunta has been transported to New Delhi through milk tankers by attaching to the Mail and Express trains as per regular schedule. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all the Mail and Express trains were cancelled resulting in hampering the transportation of the milk to the National capital.

Considering its importance, the South Central Railway has come up with a unique initiative of running Doodh Duronto as a special milk train. More importantly, the train is run on par with the best of the Mail express trains and the distance between Renigunta and Delhi is being covered within a reasonable time of 34 hours.

Milk, transported through this special train, is collected by a unit of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) from more than 3000 assembling points spread over 13,000 villages in and around the Chittoor district.

With the enormous response received for the train, to meet the demand the Doodh Duronto special which was introduced on 26th of March this year to operate on every alternate day has been enhanced to run on a daily basis from 15th July. Doodh Duronto specials, normally run with 6 Milk tankers, with each milk tanker having a capacity of 40,000 liters totaling to 2.40 lakh liters of milk in a train. So far, around 167 trips of Doodh Duronto special trains have been operated totaling to 1020 milk tankers.

 

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