Bhubaneswar: A special train loaded with 500MT of polythene sheets and relief materials meant for the flood-affected people of Kerala started journey from Dhanamandal railway station in Jajpur district on Wednesday evening.
The train loaded with the polythene sheets and relief materials in 20 wagons left for Kerala at around 6.55 pm today. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) authorities provided free transportation of the relief materials.
It can be mentioned here that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced to provide polythene sheets worth Rs 8 crore to the people of flood-ravaged Kerala. The train will reach Ernakulam tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Keralite people’s association living in Bhubaneswar opened a relief centre near DCP’s office. Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and hotel restaurant association president JK Mohanty inaugurated the relief help centre. Those want to provide aids to Kerala people can do so by visiting the centre, sources said.