दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 283 Dt: 21.11.2020
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY, HUBBALLI DIVISION
TRANSPORTS MAIZE TO BANGLADESH
On two consecutive days, the South Western Railway, Hubballi Division has loaded maize from Bagalkot and Vijayapura to Darshana in Bangladesh. on 20.11.2020, 2477 tonnes of Maize were loaded in 42 BCN wagons from Bagalkot. On 21.11.2020, 2484 tonnes of Maize were loaded in 42 BCN wagons from Vijayapura.
This has opened up new avenue for export of agricultural produce from this part of the region. It has helped the farmers and merchants to market their produce beyond the country border.
The freight transportation from Bagalkot and Vijayapura to Darshana in Bangladesh has helped the railways in earning a revenue of Rs. 74.07 lakh and Rs. 78.63 lakh respectively. However, the cost of transportation by Railways is very cheap and economical as compared to other modes of transport.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, SWR has appreciated the marketing efforts and initiative of Officers and staff of Hubballi Division led by Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager, which has mutually benefitted both customers and Railways. He advised the Rail Users especially the farmers and Merchants handling transportation of agricultural produce and other essential commodities to utilise Railways for easy and hassle-free transportation of their goods. Railway is the fastest, safest and cheapest mode of transport, he added.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi