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South Central Railway transports 3 cr litres milk from AP to Delhi

<p style="font-weight: 400;">"Doodh Duronto Special" — a unique train service — launched during the lockdown period from Renigunta to Hazrat Nizamuddin to supply milk to the people of Delhi has transported 3 crore litres of milk.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">The initiative under the South Central Railway was aimed at maintaining the demand and supply chain of milk across the country during the lockdown.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">The service was also meant to help dairy producers – especially the perishable items — in a more cost-effective manner.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">The service will stop after October 19. "The train will run via Mysuru, Hubbali and Pune, and will make five trips," SCR spokesman Ch. Rakesh said.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">"Transportation of milk from Renigunta to New Delhi plays an important role in balancing the milk supply across the nation," he added.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">Rakesh said that the milk to be transported was sourced by a National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) unit from more than 3,000 pooling points spread across 13,000 villages in and around the state's Chittoor district.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">Introduced on March 26, Doodh Duronto Specials ran on alternate days till July 15, after which they started operating daily.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">Each milk train has six tankers of 40,000 litres capacity each, totalling 2.4 lakh litres milk per train. To reach the 3 crore litre milestone, the railway zone operated 126 trains, ferrying 751 tankers.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">In addition to milk, the train, via Kacheguda in Hyderabad, also used to add some parcel vans, ferrying other commodities, which were transported to several other places.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">The transportation of milk will balance the milk supply across the country.</p>
<p style="font-weight: 400;">(With agency inputs)</p>.