Northeast Frontier (NF) Railways decided to provide free transport for any relief material booked by government and non-government organizations for earthquake-ravaged Nepal for next two weeks.
Disclosing this, NF Railway CPRO Sugato Lahiri said that a decision to this effect was taken as a special case by the Railway Ministry. Relief materials booked by various government organizations, government-aided agencies, NGOs and other organizations would be booked to Raxaul in Bihar for onward transportation to Nepal, he informed.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Governor PB Acharya said he would contribute his full one-month salary towards the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the relief of Nepal earthquake victims. Employees of the Nagaland Raj Bhavan have also decided to make a total contribution of Rs 1.4 lakh to the relief fund, taking the total amount – including the governor’s salary – to Rs 2.5 lakh, an official press release issued in Kohima said.
Nagaland Chief Secretary has also appealed to all state government employees to voluntarily contribute one day’s salary towards relief for the victims of Nepal earthquake.
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