Railways introduces high capacity parcel vans

Container Corporation of India procures 98 Ventilated Isolated Containers designed for movement of fruits and vegetables

GN Bureau | August 12, 2017


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To meet the demand of full vehicle load perishable traffic, Indian Railways has developed high capacity parcel vans, having capacity of 23 tonnes. These vans are attached to passenger trains subject to operational feasibility.

To facilitate transportation of milk through rail, specially designed high capacity milk tankers, having capacity of 44.66 KL are also running as special trains. At present, three Milk tanker trains are operational of which two of them run by Gujarat Corporative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMFL) from Palanpur to Bhim Sen and other by Mother Dairy from Daund to Baraut.

In addition to this, Indian Railways is also running special parcel train consisting of high capacity parcel vans for transportation of fruits in bulk like Mango, Banana and Orange among many others on demand, on a fixed path between specific origin-destination stations. Railways supply rakes for transportation of fruits on indent basis.

For transportation of horticulture produce in container, Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) has procured 98 ventilated isolated containers specially designed for movement of fruits and vegetables.
 

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