Almost a year since the first Kisan Rail that ran from Maharashtra’s Devlali to Danapur, the Kisan Rail has completed its 500 trips. Central Railway’s General Manager, Mr. Anil Kumar Lahoti has informed that 169,000 tons of fruits and vegetables have been transported via 500 trips of Kisan Rail up to August 12, 2021.
The Pomegranate of Maharashtra reached distant markets through Sangola-Manmad link Kisan Rail which was attached to the Develali-Muzaffarpur Kisan Rail. Oranges from Nagpur reached the markets of Delhi, quick and fresh. Observing good response, the Government has also extended a subsidy of 50% to the farmers as a part of Government’s vision of Operation Green – TOP to TOTAL under Atmanirbhar Bharat abhiyan.
This resulted in railways becoming the first choice of the farmers for their transportation. The first Kisan Rail was run first on August 7th 2020 and the 100th trip of Kisan Rail was on December 28th of 2020, which was flagged off by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji through web link. The 500th trip of Kisan Rail left Sangola to Muzaffarpur on August 12th of 2021.
At present Central Railway runs five Kisan Rails viz. Devlali-Muzaffarpur, Sangola-Adarsh Nagar Delhi, Sangola-Shalimar, Raver-Adarsh Nagar Delhi and Savda-Adarsh Nagar Delhi.
Source: News on Air