Essential commodities are also being transported by this train
Through Parcel Vans attached From Renigunta and Kacheguda
Doodh Duronto Special introduced during lock down period from Renigunta to H.Nizamuddin to supply milk to the people of Nation’s Capital, New Delhi is being operated on regular basis and the total milk transportation has crossed 3 crore liters mark today i.e., 28th September 2020.
Transportation of Milk from Renigunta to New Delhi plays an important role in balancing the Milk supply across the nation. Considering its importance, the South Central Railway has come up with this unique initiative of running Doodh Duronto as a special milk train. More importantly, the train is run on par with best of the Mail express trains and the distance between Renigunta and H.Nizamuddin (2300 km) is being covered within a reasonable time of 34 hours. With the enormous response received for the train, the Doodh Duronto special which was introduced on 26th March, 2020 to operate on every alternate day has been enhanced to run on daily basis from 15th July, 2020.
Doodh Duronto specials, normally run with 06 Milk tankers, with each milk tanker having a capacity of 40,000 liters i.e., totaling to 2.40 lakh liters of milk in a train. So far, around 126 trips of Doodh Duronto special trains have been operated totaling to 751 milk tankers duly transporting 3 crore liters milk. Milk transported through this special train is sourced by a unit of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) from more than 3000 pooling points spread across 13,000 villages in and around the Chittoor district.
Further, the regular movement of the special train connecting Renigunta with the National Capital via Kacheguda has also seen increasing patronage from Parcel customers to transport their commodities by this special train. Apart from transportation of milk, around 56 Parcel vans were attached to these trains from Renigunta and transported essential commodities and fruits such as China clay, Hard Parcels, Mangoes, Musk Melons etc to enroute stations like Delhi, Bhopal, Nagpur and Jhansi and also to non enroute stations such as Jodhpur, Jaipur, Rourkela, Ambala by facilitating transhipment to the customers.
In addition, Regular Loading has been done for this train at Kacheguda Station. A total of 191 Parcel Vans were loaded and carried around 4,039 tonnes. Major commodities loaded from this station include bulk drugs, syrup caps, machinery parts, paper products, hatched eggs, fish, lemon, electrical capacitors and other general goods. These goods are transported to Nizamuddin, Bhopal, Jhansi and also to non enroute stations like Tata Nagar, Rourkela, Gorakhpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur etc.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manger, SCR has appreciated the consistent commitment of the staff and Officers in mobilization of essential commodities and milk to cater the needs of the Nation. He expressed his happiness with regards to the Zone crossing the transportation of three crore liters mark of milk and the steady increase in parcel loading by the parcel trains.