NFRWWO and other NGOs provide free meals and masks

NFRWWO and other NGOs  provide free meals and masks
Members of NFRWWO distributing masks.
Maligaon, Apr 15 | Publish Date: 4/15/2020 5:03:45 AM IST

N. F. Railway Women’s Welfare Organization (NFRWWO) produced and distributed 5700 masks and provided meals to 500 needy persons. Various other NGOs such as Khalsa Center - North East, and NECPL Raising Hands etc are also provided free meals to needy people and contract labourers in goods yards with the help of RPF/Railway employees while observing social distancing.

A press release by Chief Public Relations Officer ( CPRO) stated that as of Tuesday,  IRCTC provided 15524 free meals and other agencies provided about 48519 free meals to needy people in NFR area, which were distributed by RPF. 

IRCTC in NFR provided 1000 meals to needy people which were distributed by RPF in Katihar & Lumding division, while various other organizations / NGOs also provided meals to more than 2541 persons at places like New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Samsi, Manihari, Alipurduar, New Coochbehar, New Bongaigaon, Azara, Changsari, Kamakhya, Guwahati, New Guwahati, Silchar, New Tinsukia and Dibrugarh station areas while observing social distancing and hygiene . Indian Railways have provided more than 1564150 free meals till Tuesday.

NFR also stated that it produced more than 2500 ltrs of Hand Sanitizer and nearly 66000 Reusable Face Masks for use by its on-duty staff till yesterday. Masks were made by staff working from their respective home due to lockdown and hand sanitizer were produced in various depot. 

Masks were made by staff from Agartala, Alipurduar, Lumding, Silchar, Katihar, Tinsukia, Rangiya etc. Till April 14,  Indian Railways has in-house produced total 10,59,869 reusable face masks and 1,13,030 litres of hand sanitizers in all its Zonal Railways and Production Units. 

NFR informed operation and maintenance staffs of NFR are working round the clock, since freight and parcel train operations of Indian Railways are running 24 X 7 to maintain supplies of essentials items and other goods throughout the nation. To ensure safety of these staff and boost their morale, following measures are followed at workplaces: 1.masks and hand sanitizers are being made available to all staff coming on duty. These are also being ensured for contract labourers. 2. Soap, water and washing facilities are being provided at all work places. With local innovations hands free washing facilities have been provided at all vulnerable locations.  3. Social distancing is being ensured. Awareness in this regard is being regularly spread amongst all staff like trackmen, gatemen, locomotive pilots etc, the release added.


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