दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 240 Dt: 04.10.2020
KSR BENGALURU-ADARSH NAGAR (NEAR NEW DELHI)
KISAN RAIL CARRIES 56.54 TONNES OF COMMODITIES
South Western Railway introduced T. No. 00625/00626 KSR Bengaluru – H. Nizamuddin-KSR Bengaluru Kisan Express Special via Mysuru, Hubballi and Pune to help farmers in transporting agricultural produce, especially perishable commodities at cheaper rates. The first trip of this train left from Bengaluru on 19 th Sep.
Further, this train has been extended from H.Nizamuddin to Adarsh Nagar w.e.f. 03.10.2020.
Third trip of Train No. 00625 KSR Bengaluru- Adarshnagar Kisan rail which departed from Bengaluru on 03.10.2020 carried a total of 56.54 tonnes of agricultural products, Mixed parcels from South Western Railway. Further loading is expected from other enroute stations also .
While 0.32 Tonnes of commodities were loaded at Bengaluru, 55.01 tonnes of commodities were loaded in Mysuru Division and 1.21 tonnes of agricultural products, Mixed parcels were loaded in Hubballi Division. These commodities included Live fish, Dry coconut, betel leaves etc.
0.14 Tonnes( 140 Kgs) of Household articles, 0.34 Tonnes (340 Kgs) of Bags, 0.83 Tonnes (830 Kgs) of tarpaulins, 0.3 tonnes(300 Kgs) of motorcycle, 48 tonnes (48,000 Kgs)of mixed parcels were loaded from Mysuru, 0.37 Tonnes (370 Kgs) of Coir and motorcycle from Hassan, 5.03 tonnes (5030 Kgs) of Copra from Arsikere, 1.017 tonnes (1017 Kgs) of betel leaves from Hubballi, 0.19 tonnes (190 Kgs) of carton box, bags & H.H. Kits were loaded from Belagavi.
This train will reach Adarshnagar at 01:30 hrs on Tuesday. It completes 2716 Km journey in 56 Hours 45 minutes.
In it’s first trip, the train had carried 38.34 Tonnes of commodities, while on the second trip on 26.09.2020, it carried 81.38 tonnes of commodities.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR said that service of Kisan Rail is aimed at benefit of farmers who are the backbone of our Nation. It will help in expanding market for our farmers to sell their agricultural produce. Kisan rail also provides quicker transportation of perishables. He urged the farmers, traders to make use of this facility.
There is no minimum limit of load or goods to be carried in this train. Small consignments can also be transported. As these trains run with scheduled time table, the commodities will be delivered to destination in time.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi