To provide relief to the farmers, the first ‘Kisan Special Parcel Train’ is going to run by Indian Railways between Devlali and Danapur from August 7 to August 30.
Rail News: Indian Railways is also playing an essential role in increasing the business of farmers. In the critical condition of the Corona epidemic, the special rail parcel trains have come as a boon for farmers. Central Railway has decided to run the country’s first Kisan Special Parcel train between Devlali and Danapur for the convenience of farmers. The vegetables, fruits etc. will be easily accessible to the consumers on time after the operation of this Kisan special parcel train.
Schedule of First Kisan Special Parcel Train
According to the Railway Ministry, from August 7 to August 30, the ‘Kisan Special Parcel Train’ will run from Devlali towards Danapur every Friday at 11 am and reach Danapur at 6.45 am the next day. Every Sunday, leaving from Danapur at noon, the next day will reach Devlali at 7.45 am. These trains will have ten parcel vans and one luggage brake van.
Stoppages of Kisan Parcel Train
Kisan parcel trains will stop at
- Nashik Road
- Prayagraj Chhioki
- Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction
- And the Buxar Station.
According to the railways, if farmers will raise the demand, then the number of stoppages can also be increased. Farmers can contact the authorities for its booking.
Farmers Can Book Their Parcel on These Contact Numbers
Farmers can contact the railway station for booking packages in these trains. Central Railway has provided some phone numbers for parcel booking.
- Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Bhusawal – 7219611950
- Deputy Chief Commercial Manager, Freight Services – 8828110963
- Assistant Commercial Manager, Freight Services – 8828110983
- Chief Commercial Inspector, Freight Services – 7972279217
Farmers Will Pay the Fare on the P Scale Basis
The Bhusaval Division of the Central Railway is primarily agro-based. Large quantities of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, onions and other perishable food products are produced in Nashik and the surrounding area. These products are mainly delivered to the surrounding areas of Patna, Prayagraj, Katni, and Satna. The train has been provided with a scheduled halt on Nashik Road. This service will help the farmers a lot because the freight will be charged on the P scale.
Indian Railways has taken this decision after successfully delivering onions from Nashik to Rohanpur Junction in Bangladesh. A railway official said, even though the fare will be slightly higher in this train. However, due to the arrival of goods at a remote location, farmers will get a reasonable price, which will be a profitable deal.
In general, among the cargo express trains, sellers have to book the entire train compartment. But there is no need to book the whole train in this farmer parcel train running from Bihar to Maharashtra. Wagons can be booked according to the demand of farmers. This train is specially run for non-bulk commodities.
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