Tripura: For the first time, 284 tonnes of onion loaded in 12 parcel vans (VPUs) were transported from Kacheguda station to Agartala railway station in Tripura in Kisan Rail.
The freight customers have been granted a 50 percent tariff concession provided by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries under the scheme ‘operation greens – total top’.
The total revenue generated through the Kisan Rail is Rs 18.3 lakhs, and it’s the first Kisan Rail from the Hyderabad zone, which is striving its best to take forward the Kisan Rail concept introduced by the Railways, in association with the ministry, to boost the agricultural sector and farming community.
Kisan Rail has helped farmers, traders, and other cargo aggregators transporting their products to any station across the railways with reasonably lesser freight charges.
These efforts have resulted in transporting the first Kisan Rail from Kacheguda to the North-East, where there is a lot of demand for onions,” said a senior SCR officer.
Gajanan Mallya, SCR General Manager, has appreciated the Hyderabad division officials for their efforts in capturing new commodities for loading through Kisan Rail from Kacheguda, which is in the heart of the city.
He stated that the zone is always ready to extend any assistance to farmers and traders in the transportation of Kisan Rails from any suitable station of the zone to the freight customers.