Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP don’t see eye to eye most of the time but the AAP leader took to Twitter to congratulate Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. He wrote on Twitter:Suresh Prabhu’s tenure as railway minister has often been celebrated for his proactive handling of issues. While trains have made their way to Latur in drought-hit Marathwada, the Indian Railways has also come to the rescue of the scarcity-hit towns of Thane and Navi Mumbai.To tackle the acute drought in Latur, the railways launched the Jaldoot or water trains which are regularly supplying 50 lakh litres of drinking water.Two specials trains with 50 wagons were dispatched to the area, the water was filled from rivers in Miraj in Sangli district, 350 km away. Railway officials told dna that the trip would continue till June or till the time the monsoon arrives. It now takes seven hours for the train to reach Latur from Miraj, another 3-4 hours to unload the water and six hours to get it back to Miraj.


Maharashtra drought: Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for ‘commendable job’