Cargo, freight services continue in Northeast

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Uninterrupted movement of cargo and freight services of airlines and railways to Northeast states are continuing to ensure no scarcity of essential commodities in wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19.

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Alliance Air operated cargo flights with ATR72 aircraft to several destinations of the country on March 29, including to Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Agartala.

Air India had flown one ATR 72 cargo flight to Agartala on March 28, while a Pawan Hans carrier was used to ferry medical supplies from Kolkata to Agartala the day before.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) also is continuing its freight train operation round the clock engaging staff in train operation and other infrastructural maintenance works.

Everyday goods rakes loaded with essential commodities are being unloaded in various goods sidings all over NFR for distribution among local population so that there is no scarcity.

Two positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Northeast, one each in Manipur and Mizoram, with both having travel history to foreign countries.

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