Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has thanked the Rail Parivaar for their dedication and stupendous efforts and Breaking almost all records in the COVID year. In a letter addressed to all, Mr Goyal said the Rail Parivaar had emerged victorious in the wake of the unprecedented crisis due to their grit and determination.
The minister also remembered the loss in the Rail Parivar during the pandemic, and said, it would never be forgotten. When we were sleeping in the comfort of our homes, there were people on tracks. When the nation came to a standstill, Railwaymen never took a day off. They worked even harder during the difficult times and at a great personal risk to keep the wheels of the economy moving.
Be it uninterrupted supply of essential goods, be it coal for power plants, be it fertilizer for farmers or food grains for the consumers across the country, it was Railways at the forefront. 4,621 Shramik Specials were run to unite families.
Over 63 lakh stranded citizens reached their homes. Kisan Rail Services became the medium to connect Annadatas directly with bigger markets. 1,233 million tonnes of originating freight has been loaded, which is the best ever for any year.
Besides, over 6 thousand rail route kilometre of Rail Electrification works has been achieved in the last Financial year. Needless to say the nation would always remember the selfless contribution of Rail Parivaar in it’s the collective fight against COVID-19.