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SCR operates 500 Kisan Rails so far

Mon 25 Oct 2021, 11:11:30
South Central Railway has successfully transported more than 500 Kisan Rails, since the date of its commencement over the zone.

These 500 Kisan Rails have been operated from different railway stations of the zone covering the three states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Till date, more than 1.6 lakh tonnes of agricultural products have been transported to different parts of the country, majority being to the Eastern, Northern and North Eastern States.

SCR General Manager, Gajanan Mallya, complimented SCR team for achieving the feat and stated that it is proud moment for the zone for taking part in the nation’s mission for assisting the farming sector, a press release said.

The Kisan Rail concept was announced in the Union budget 2020-21 to double the income of agricultural community. The initiative has been successfully started by the Indian Railways to provide the safe, secure and fast mode of transportation with least damages to the agricultural products. In addition, 50 per cent concession in the freight charges is also accorded for transportation of agricultural products by Kisan Rails.

Accordingly, Telangana’s first Kisan Rail had commenced on February 8 from Warangal station. These services have witnessed huge success, right from the date of their introduction and have been instrumental in transporting different varieties of vegetables and fruits, especially to different destinations located in farther States of the country.

These trains have helped in providing a major support for the agricultural farmers/ traders to market their produce especially during the time of Covid-19 pandemic, the press release added.




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