- Kisan Rail loaded with Mangoes in 20 VPUs have been transported
from Lingampet Jagityal in Telangana to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi
-50% tariff concession granted to the customers for transporting by Railways
For the first time Mangoes have been loaded and despatched by Kisan Rail from Lingampet Jagityal in Telangana state to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi on 13th April, 2021. Jagityal area in Telanagana is well known for cultivation of export quality mangoes. Till now, during the mangoes season the traders, cargo aggregators and farmers were transporting these superior quality mangoes by Road to different parts of the country, which is expensive, time taking and prone to relatively more enorute damages and losses.
Introduction of Kisan Rail concept by Indian Railways along with 50% tariff concession provided by the Union Ministry of Food processing Industries under the scheme “Operation Greens - TOP to Total” was extensively publicised by the newly formed Business Development Unit (BDU) team of Secunderabad Division across all segments of freight customers including traders, cargo operators, bulk transporters and farmers in and around Jagityal region. The BDU also explained to the freight customers of this area about various schemes and concessions being offered by the Railways.
In addition, to facilitate freight customers and assist loading at Lingampet Jagityal station, several improvements were completed on war footing which includes levelling of mud heaps to improve loading platforms, provision of temporary shelter with GI sheets, lighting arrangements with enhanced illumination and provision of weighing scales etc. Generally, Kisan Rails consists of 15 to 20 parcel vans (VPs), each VP with carrying capacity of 23 tonnes.
All these developments have led to the start of first Kisan Rail from Lingampet Jagityal. A total of 476 Tonnes of Mangoes have been loaded in 20 VPUs from Lingampet Jagityal to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi. Introduction of Kisan Rail from Lingampet Jagityal has immensely helped the farming sector of this area in finding new avenues for marketing their farming produce across the country. Further, it provides a smooth, hassle-free and economical transportation facility with least enroute damages to the farmers, traders and cargo operators. Also, with the commodities being loaded in Parcel Vans, where the requirement is only 23 tonnes / van, this has helped the farmers/ traders with small to medium quantities also to avail the facility.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway has expressed his happiness on loading of Kisan Rails from Lingampet Jagityal to New Delhi. He complimented the efforts of Secunderabad Division Team for operation of Kisan Rail loaded with Mangoes from Lingampet Jagityal to Adarsh Nagr, New Delhi. General Manager advised he freight customers to utilise the Kisan Rail facility for transportation of their farming produces at concessional tariff. Farmers and traders also satisfied with the facilities being developed by the Railways at Lingampet Jagityal and expressed happiness for the concession being granted in tariff. They have assured to continue the loading by rail till completion of the mango season.