Central Railways runs over 800 Kisan Railway trips

Transports more than 2.75 lakh tonnes of fruits and vegetables across India

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Geetanjali Minhas | November 30, 2021 | Mumbai


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To ensure bigger access to farm produce and provide new markets with quick transportation and subsidy at 50%, the Kisan Rail has been bringing prosperity, joy, and hope to farmers of Maharashtra. On November 28, the Central Railway ran its 800th  trip of Kisan Rail from Sangola to Muzaffarpur.
 
The first Kisan Rail ran on 7.8.2020. Its 100th trip on 28.12.2020 was flagged off by prime minister Narendra Modi through a weblink. Kisan Rail’s 500th trip ran on August 12.
 
Since its introduction, 2,75,761 tonnes of perishables have been transported in 800 trips of Kisan Rail by Central Railway.
 
In its 800th trip the central railway Kisan rail trip transported 207 tonnes of Fruits, Vegetables like Papaya, Pomegranate, Banana, Indian Plums (Ber), Ginger, Onion etc from Sangola, Daund, and Yeola towards Danapur, Muzaffarpur in Bihar state.
 
“Kisan Rail transports produce like pomegranate, grapes, lemon, capsicum, musk melon, guava, custard apple, ber (Indian plum) from Solapur region, flowers from Latur and Osmanabad, onions from Ahmednagar and Nashik, banana from Solapur, Bhusaval and Jalgaon, oranges from Nagpur region including other fruits and vegetables to distant markets like Delhi, Bihar, West Bengal quickly and freshly enhancing the lives of the farmers, yielding good revenue with bigger markets, good price for their produce, quick transportation, minimum wastage,” said Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway.  
 
He added that 800 trips of Kisan Rail elucidate its immense benefits to the farmers with quick and safe transportation and access to new bigger markets.
 
Central Railway currently runs seven scheduled Kisan Rails: Devlali-Muzaffarpur, Sangola – Muzaffarpur, Sangola-Adarsh Nagar Delhi, Sangola-Shalimar, Raver-Adarsh Nagar Delhi, Savda-Adarsh Nagar Delhi, and Godhani - Adarsh Nagar Delhi and a number of unscheduled Kisan Rails.
 

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