'Water Express' reaches parched Latur after 18 hour journeyApril 12, 2016 07:58
A special train carrying around five lakh litres of water for parched Latur in Marathwada region,which is battling the worst drought ever, reached the destination after 18 hours this morning.
The 'water train' with 10 wagons carrying water for Latur had left from Miraj in western Maharashtra at around 11 am yesterday and reached Latur at 5 am today, taking 18 hours to traverse a distance of around 350 kilometres.
"The first batch of ten wagons, each with a capacity of around 50,000 litres, were filled with water at Miraj railway station in Sangli district," said Chief spokesperson ofCentral Railway Narendra Patil.
The district administration has acquired a huge well located near Latur railway station to store the water which will then be supplied to Latur town.