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Railways to transport water to drought-affected Latur in Maharashtra

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New Delhi: Railways will transport water to the drought-affected Latur district in Maharashtra in the summer and the public transporter is keeping two goods trains ready for the purpose.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the concerned officials to make necessary arrangements for it, a senior railway official said.

Two goods trains will be deployed in Latur during the summer season and the trips of the trains will be arranged as per the requirement. The carrying capacity of water is around 55,000 litres per wagon.

Read more at : http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/railways-to-transport-water-to-drought-affected-latur-in-maharashtra-1224203.html

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