Indian Railways ties up with corporate majors like Coca Cola, ITC & HUL! With migrant workers arriving in their home states on Indian Railways’ Shramik Special trains, many corporate giants are providing them with refreshments as well helping meet other requirements. In places like Bihar, sourcing packed food to distribute in trains has become an issue with supply chains stressed due to the lockdown. Thus, officials are establishing a direct connection with corporate majors, and many business firms are helping, under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. For instance, on Monday, one lakh Coca-Cola bottles and juices were sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company for passengers on Shramik Special trains arriving in or passing through the state of Bihar, according to an IE report.
At Patna’s Danapur Division, soft drink bottles worth Rs 80 lakh were distributed by the Coca Cola company. Also, ITC contributed water bottles along with packaged snacks, biscuits, and such items worth Rs 25 lakh, to make “ration kits” for each migrant passenger, especially on Shramik Special trains going to Northeast.