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    NFR to run Kisan Special Trains from Agartala to West Bengal from Feb11

    Indian Railways has started running Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish

    GUWAHATI: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to run Kisan Special trains from Agartala to Howrah and Sealdah from February 11 for the benefit of the farmers and transporters of the northeastern region.

    The Kisan Special Train will leave from Agartala at 19-15 hrs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to reach Sealdah at 13-00 hrs on the third day.

    The train will have stoppages at stations like Dharmanagar, Badarpur, Lumding, Guwahati, Kamakhya, Goalpara, New Bongaigaon, New Alipurduar, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, Malda Town, Khaltipur, Bardhaman and Bandel for loading/unloading.

    Kisan Special Train bearing number 00328 will leave from Agartala at 19-15 hrs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to reach Howrah at 12-45 hrs on the third day.

    The train will have stoppages at stations like Dharmanagar, Badarpur, Lumding, Guwahati, Kamakhya, Goalpara, New Bongaigaon, New Alipurduar, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, Malda Town, Khaltipur, Bardhaman, Bandel and Serampore for loading/unloading.

    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.

    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 Cardamon and other fruits & vegetables. A subsidy of 50 percent was being granted on the transportation of fruits and vegetables via Kisan Rail.

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