Rail Special Train between Tarakeswar & Dimapur has been introduced by Indian Railways

Maligaon, Jan 30: Kishan Rail Special Train between Tarakeswar & Dimapur has been introduced by Indian Railways. The first such Kishan Rail left yesterday and scheduled to reach Dimapur today. The Kishan Rail Special Train to and from Dimapur will run till 30.07.2021. This is another new initiative taken by Indian Railways to serve the peasant.

00329 Tarakeswar – Dimapur Kishan Rail Special Train weekly will leave Tarakeswar at 10.00 hrs. on every Friday to reach Dimapur on the next day and during return journey 00330 Dimapur -Tarakeswar Kishan Rail Special Train weekly will leave Dimapur at 21.30 hrs. on every Saturday from 30.1.2021 and reach Tarakeswar at 7.10 hrs. on Monday.

The train will stop at Bandel, Ambika Kalna, Nabadwip Dham, Purbasthali, Katwa, Azimgunge, Azimgunge City, Malda Town, New Jalpaiguri, New Coochbehar, New Bongaingaon, Guwahati and Lumding enroute in both directions for loading/unloading of parcels.

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. The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in farm sector by connecting production centers to markets and consumption centers.

The first Kisan Rail train was flagged-off on 07.08.2020 between Devlali, Maharastra and Danapur ,Bihar. These Kisan Rail trains are run on time-tabled paths, and their punctuality is strictly being monitored to avoid any en-route detentions and delays. These services have been introduced on 18 (eighteen) routes so far.

This is multi-commodity, multi-consignor/consignee, multi-loading/unloading transportation product which is aimed at providing wider market to Kisan.  Primary commodities being transported via Kisan Rail are onion, tomato, oranges, potato, pomegranate, banana, custard-apple, carrots, capsicum, and other vegetables.

A subsidy of 50% is being granted on the transportation of fruits and vegetables via Kisan Rail. It is expected that with the introduction of this Kisan Rail consignors/farmers will get benefitted.


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