VASCO: The Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) on Thursday dispatched 330 cartons of water bottles as part of relief materials to the flood affected regions in Tamil Nadu by Chennai Express passenger train from Vasco railway station.
The cartons containing water bottles were loaded in the Chennai bound Vasco passenger train at Vasco railway station in the presence of public relation officer MPT Seby Coutinho, secretary J B Dhawale, station manager Vasco railway station P C Chacko, manager and in charge of Real Group of Companies (Real Drinks Pvt Ltd) Tulsidas Haldankar director Vinod Shirodkar, Shailesh Chopdekar and others.
Speaking to this daily, Coutinho told that a special permission has been obtained by the MPT chairman I Jeyakumar from the district collector based in Tamil Nadu Dr Umakant to dispatch the flood relief materials, containing water bottles provided by the Real Group of Companies recently.
“The MPT chairman Jeyakumar took the initiative and contacted the Real Group of Companies to provide water bottles which will be sent through Chennai Express passenger train to the floor affected areas”, said Coutinho and added that the Indian railways have made the transport arrangement free of cost as per the directions issued by the central government to the South Western Railway’s for transporting the relief materials to the floor affected areas in Tamil Nadu state.
The manager and the in charge of the Real Group of Companies Haldankar said, “It was our moral responsibility to provide relief materials to the flood affected people by providing some kind of help which will be useful to the people in a great way”.
The station manager Vasco railway station Chacko said that the Indian railways have provided free transport facility to carry the relief materials to the floor affected victims in Tamil Nadu.
“It is a first time free transport service provided by the Indian railways from Vasco railway station to the flood affected people in Tamil Nadu”, said Chacko and have felt very proud to provide helping hand to the victims who were in distress, following the flood in various regions of Tamil Nadu.
He disclosed that the train would reach Chennai on December 18.