Railways Dispatches Special Trains For Flood-Hit Areas: Government

"Railways runs special trains wherever there is passenger demand, including flood-affected areas," said Mr Prabhu.

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Railways Dispatches Special Trains For Flood-Hit Areas: Government

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the railways has introduced 3 special trains for flood-hit areas.

New Delhi:  The government today said it has dispatched special trains to flood-hit areas in Assam and Gujarat to facilitate movement of passengers and goods.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the railways has introduced three special trains -- Silchar-Guwahati and Murkong Selek-Guwahati in Assam, and Palanpur-Bhuj in Gujarat.

"Railways runs special trains wherever there is passenger demand, including flood-affected areas," said Mr Prabhu.

The minister said the Railways also transports essential items as and when demand arises and also on request from different quarters, including voluntary organisations, National Disaster Management Authority and others.

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam and parts of West Bengal were hit by widespread floods that have claimed several lives.

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