Indian Railways has sent a special parcel train to Bangladesh for the first time in its history. The train was sent carrying dry chillies from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh to the neighbouring country Bangladesh by a special parcel train.
Rail News: Railways have registered many achievements in their name during the Corona period. Adding another jewel to the crown of their accomplishments, the railways have sent a sending special parcel trains abroad for the first time.
A special parcel train carrying dry chillies from Reddipalam of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh was sent to Benapole, Bangladesh. Guntur and its surroundings in Andhra Pradesh are known for chillies cultivation. The chillies of Guntur are famous for their unmatched taste and quality.
Cost of Transportation Got Reduced Through the Special Parcel Train
According to Indian Railways officials, dry chillies were taken to Benapole, Bangladesh by a special parcel train on 10 July. This step of the railways reduced the cost of transportation. The cost of transporting chillies to Bangladesh by road is Rs 7,000 per tonne while the cost of sending it by freight train was only Rs. 4,608 per tonne. It is also cheaper than sending the chillies through road transport.
The railways said in this regard, “Indian Railways transported dry chillies from Reddipalam in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh to Benapole in Bangladesh for the first time.”
384 Tonnes of Chillies Were Sent to Bangladesh by the Special Parcel Train
Guntur farmers and traders were helped to send their goods abroad through the Special Parcel Express. The freight train carrying 16 parcel vans was sent to Benapole, Bangladesh. Each parcel van had 466 sacks of dry chillies with a total weight of 19.9 tonnes. About 384 tonnes of chillies were sent by the special parcel train to Bangladesh.
Railways Broke its Protocol of Freight Train Capacity
According to the rules of railways, at least 1,500 tonnes of goods are required to run any freight train, but the farmers of Andhra Pradesh did not have such a quantity of products. In this regard, the Southern Railways decided to help the farmers and in a positive initiative, sent 384-tonnes of dry chillies through a special parcel train to Bangladesh.
Guntur Division of South Central Railway took the initiative to send goods through the Special Parcel Express for Bangladesh. This initiative has helped Guntur farmers and traders to market their agricultural produce outside the country’s border by transporting small amounts of dry chillies through special parcel express.
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