A train carrying 5 lakh litres of water reached drought-affected Latur in Maharashtra on Tuesday morning. According to reports, the train was delayed and carrying less water than expected. The 10-wagon train had left Miraj around 11 am on Monday and was expected to reach Latur in six hours. The train was expected to carry 50 wagons of water, but because of delays, 10 wagons were sent, NDTV reported. The report added that the remaining water will reach Latur by Friday.

The Marathwada region is seeing the worst drought in a century – seven of 11 major dams are dry, and even healthcare has been affected in the region because of the water crisis. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the state is working to ease the situation. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday appealed to Delhiites to save water so it could be sent to the Latur.