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Railways offers free transport of cyclone relief to Tamil Nadu

Chennai, PTI | Updated : 27 November 2018, 10:11 PM
Railways offers free transport of cyclone relief to Tamil Nadu (Representational Image)
Railways offers free transport of cyclone relief to Tamil Nadu (Representational Image)

The Railways announced on Tuesday that it would transport relief material free of cost to cyclone-affected districts of Tamil Nadu till December 10.

Government organisations and others deemed fit by the divisional railway managers can book relief material for transport free of cost, a press release said here.

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Passenger trains and parcel vans are among the categories that are allowed to transport relief assistance without payment of freight charge, the release said.

However, it should be ensured that the consignor and consignee is a District Magistrate or a Deputy Commissioner in whose jurisdiction the dispatching or the receiving station is situated, the release added.

First Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:11 PM
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