“Doodh Duronto” special trains started by South Central Railway as a unique concept to transport milk for balancing the essential commodity supply chain across the nation has transported nine crore litres of milk as of 22nd June, 2021.
These special trains were started on 26th March, 2020 and are being operated from Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh to H. Nizamuddin.
Initially the train was running on alternate days, but with increased demand, the frequency of the train was increased to run as a daily special from 15th July, 2020.
Transportation of Milk by rail from Renigunta to New Delhi plays a vital role in balancing the Milk supply across the nation. The Zone has been operating “Doodh Duronto” special on par with Mail express trains and the distance between Renigunta and H. Nizamuddin (2300 km) is being covered within a reasonable time of 30 hours stated an official release from SCR.
- Milk transported from Renigunta to the National Capital
- A total of 2248 Milk tankers were transported through 394 trips
As per the release Doodh Duronto specials are run with normally 06 Milk tankers, 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 394 trips of Doodh Duronto special trains have been operated totaling to 2,248 milk tankers duly transporting 9 crore liters of milk. Since introduction of this novel initiative, these trains have been operated continuously so as to ensure that the supply chain of this essential commodity is not affected during these critical times.
Mr Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR appreciated the continuous efforts of the staff and Officers of Guntakal Division and Zonal Headquarters in the mobilization of milk to cater the needs of the Nation. He expressed his happiness with regards to transportation of 9 crore litres of milk and the Zone playing a key role in balancing the supply chain of the country.