Secunderabad, Apr 13 (IANS): For the primary time, mangoes from Telangana are being transported to Delhi by Kisan Rail. On Tuesday, a complete of 476 tons of mangoes had been loaded in 20 parcel van models from Lingampet Jagityal for dispatch to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi.
The Jagityal space in Telangana is well-known for the cultivation of export high quality mangoes. Till now, in the course of the mango season the merchants, cargo aggregators and farmers had been transporting these superior high quality mangoes by highway to totally different elements of the nation, which is dear, time taking and inclined to comparatively extra enroute damages and losses.
Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway mentioned, “Introduction of Kisan Rail idea by Indian Railways together with 50 per cent tariff concession supplied by the Union Ministry of Food processing Industries underneath the scheme “Operation Greens – TOP to Total” was extensively publicised by the newly shaped Business Development Unit (BDU) workforce of Secunderabad Division throughout all segments of freight prospects together with merchants, cargo operators, bulk transporters and farmers in and round Jagityal area. The BDU additionally defined to the freight prospects of this space about varied schemes and concessions being provided by the Railways.”
To facilitate freight prospects and help loading at Lingampet Jagityal station, a number of enhancements had been accomplished on conflict footing which incorporates levelling of mud heaps to enhance loading platforms, provision of short-term shelter with GI sheets, lighting preparations with enhanced illumination and provision of weighing scales, and many others.
Generally, Kisan Rails consist of 15 to 20 parcel vans (VPs) and every VP has a carrying capability of 23 tonnes. Also, with the commodities being loaded in Parcel Vans, the place the requirement is just 23 tonnes/van, this has helped the farmers/merchants with small to medium portions additionally to avail the ability.
Introduction of Kisan Rail from Lingampet Jagityal has immensely helped the farming sector of this space find new avenues for advertising their farming produce throughout the nation. Further, it offers a easy, hassle-free and economical transportation facility with least enroute damages to the farmers, merchants and cargo operators.