NFR to Run 5 Kisan Rails for Potato Transportation
GUWAHATI: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to run more Kisan Rail trains for the transportation of potatoes for the benefit of the farmers and transporters of the northeastern region starting from Sunday.
Among these Kisan Rail trains, one train will run from Dhupguri to Agartala, one from Falakata to Agartala, one from Falakata to Dimapur, one from Dhupguri to New Tinsukia and another train will run from Changrabandha to Agartala for two trips each.
As per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2020-21, Indian Railways has started running Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish.
Kisan Rails are multi-commodity, multi-consignor/consignee, multi-loading/unloading transportation solution which is aimed at providing a wider market to our Kisans. Commodities that may be transported via Kisan Rail are Tea, Rubber, Turmeric, Black pepper, Mustard, Soyabin, Betel nut, Oranges, Pineapple, Ginger, Kiwi, Passion fruit, Chillies (green), Large Cardamom and other fruits & vegetables. The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in the farm sector by connecting production centres to markets and consumption centres.