21/10/2021

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Kisan Rail to be launched on Friday

Kisan Rail, the special parcel trains to carry refreshing and perishable farm create as declared in the present-day Union Price range, will be released on Friday with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar remotely flagging off a goods train plying concerning Nashik in Maharashtra and Patna in Bihar at eleven am, an Agriculture Ministry release stated on Thursday.

Released as a pilot, the train would make 4 weekly visits starting Friday and will halt at a dozen major stations concerning Devlali in Nashik and Danapur, in close proximity to Patna. These stations are Nashik Highway, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Burhanour, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Manikpur, Prayagraj, and Buxar.

The train, which will leave Devlali on eleven am on every Friday until August thirty, will have 10 parcel vans and one particular language crack van. The train which will get to Danapur on Saturday evening will return to Devlali on Sunday twelve midday.

“Farmers can dispatch their create concerning any two of these stations but passengers will not be authorized on the train,” stated an Agriculture Ministry official. Freight expenses for these trains would be 33 per cent decrease than that commonly billed for parcels on passenger trains, the official stated, adding that the Railways would start identical trains on other routes subsequently following the pilot.