Railways rushes drinking water to Kerala

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has extended a helping hand to Kerala by supplying bottled water to flood-affected people.

Around 2740 cartons were dispatched from Parassala’s Rail Neer plant earlier today, while six trucks loaded with drinking water have already been pressed into service.

In a similar move, the Southern Railways has dispatched seven BRN Wagons, carrying 2.8 lakh litres of water, from the Erode Junction on Friday afternoon.

Apart from this, the Railway has made necessary arrangements in case of emergency situations in the state. A loading of 10,000 cubic boxes of water bottles is under progress to be sent in the state.

The officials of Kerala State Government directed the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager in Palakkad to coordinate further dispatch of drinking water for those affected.

Kerala has been witnessing acute flood situation since past few days owing to incessant rain. So far, 324 people have lost their lives in the state due to flood, according to a tweet by the Chief Minister Office (CMO) of Kerala.(ANI)