Mumbai, April 14: Latur is battling the worst drought ever and the railway wagons which left from Miraj from Kota, Rajasthan are meant for supplying water to people. So the third train called 'Jaldoot 3' reached the drought-hit district in Marathwada region with 5,00,000 litres of water.
The Maharashtra government has lifted section 144 of CrPC in Latur, saying people were co-operating and the fights over water have stopped.
Latur has been facing a severe water shortage this year. Section 144 prohibits unlawful assembly of five or more persons at a place. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that Maharashtra government and Railway Ministry were working hard to bring relief to people in drought-affected region.
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On April 8, one of two goods trains carrying 50 wagons of water for drought-affected areas of Latur departed from Kota workshop for Miraj in Pune division.