Train with 5 lakh litre water reaches drought-hit Latur in Maharashtra


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A special train carrying around five lakh litres of drinking water reached Maharashtra’s Latur region early on Tuesday morning.

According to ANI, the train has 10 wagons, each with 50,000 litres, arrived at the parched town in Marathwada region which is battling the worst drought ever.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had said on Monday that his government and the railway ministry are working hard to bring relief to the people in the region.

“The first batch of ten wagons, each with a capacity of around 50,000 litres, was filled with water at Miraj railway station (in Sangli district of Maharashtra),” Narendra Patil, the chief spokesperson of Central Railway, said on Monday.

The train left for Latur around 11am on Monday after it reached Miraj from Rajasthan’s Kota a day ago.

Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday requested the residents of the national capital to save water that can be sent to Latur.

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The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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