GUWAHATI, May 5 - The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has provided more than 1.3 lakh free meals to needy persons so far during the lockdown period.
�The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has provided nearly 45,000 free meals, while other agencies have provided over 85,000 free meals to needy people in area falling under the zone. The items were distributed by Railway Police Force (RPF) and other railway officials by maintaining social distancing even beyond the station vicinity to cater to the food requirements of needy people in areas surrounding the railway stations,� said Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of NFR.
Saraighat bridge: The Saraighat rail-cum-road bridge (Old Saraighat bridge) was reopened for vehicular traffic on Monday after completion of repair work in the upper deck (road section), said Chanda.
The Old Saraighat bridge had been closed for traffic since May 1 to facilitate NFR to carry out repair work. Movement of vehicles was diverted via the New Saraighat bridge, which is a road-only bridge, during this period.