A special train carrying around five lakh litres of water for the parched Latur in Marathwada region of Maharashtra which is battling its worst drought ever, left Miraj today.
Last evening, another fourth train carrying five lakh litre drinking water had reached Latur, an official said.
The water train with 10 wagons carrying water for Latur left from Miraj in western Maharashtra this morning and will traverse a distance of around 350 km to reach Latur.
“The ten wagons, each with a capacity of around 50,000 litres, were filled with water at Miraj railway station in Sangli district,” the official said.
The district administration has acquired a huge well located near Latur railway station to store the water which is then supplied to Latur town.