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Hyderabad, May 17 : South Central Railway’s 200th Kisan Rail has successfully commenced its journey on Monday with 260 tonnes of Mangoes from Nuzvid in Andhra Pradesh to Adarsh Nagar in New Delhi.
The success of the Kisan Rail initiative over SCR can be gauged from the fact that, from the time it was introduced there has been a continuous demand for the trains. This is reflected in the decreasing number of days taken for reaching the successive 100 Kisan Rails milestone.
While it took 187 days to transport the first 100 Kisan Rails from SCR, the next 100 Kisan Rails were transported in just 63 days.
Overall, a total of 65,962 tonnes of agricultural produce has been transported by these Kisan Rails from different locations of the SCR zone.
These trains have been started across three states over the Zone covering Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
A wide variety of commodities have been transported including Water Melons, Bananas, Tomato, Onions, Grapes, Carrot, Turmeric (dry), Mangoes and among others.
Simultaneously, these trains have also helped in transporting the agricultural commodities to different places spread over the country like Adarsh Nagar in New Delhi, New Guwahati, Malda Town, Agartala, Fatuha, Barasat, New Jalpaiguri and among others.
SCR General Manager Gajanan Mallya has complimented the team of officials and staff both at the Zone and Divisions who have been instrumental in reaching this major milestone.
He appreciated the efforts put-in by the team members in taking this initiative across different places and attracting traffic towards Railways, while supporting the crucial agricultural sector to achieve better value for their produce, an SCR release here said.