Railways announce increase in frequency of Kisan trains from Maharashtra to Bihar
The Railways have decided to increase the frequency of Devlali-Muzaffarpur
Bi-weekly Kisan Rail to transport cargo from Maharashtra to Bihar through
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh as Tri-weekly with effect from September eighth
onwards due to overwhelming demand for vegetables in the Hindi heartland. The
Kisan rail was upto Danapur (Patna) but has now been extended to Muzzafarpur
into interior Bihar.
Giving this information in a press communiqué issued , the Public Relations
Department of Central Railway said that Central Railways will also increase the
frequency of Link Kisan Rail from Bi-weekly to Tri-weekly between Sangola and
Manmad which will be attached/detached to Devlali-Muzaffarpur Kisan Rail at
Manmad. The cargo train is to transport vegetables with in Maharashtra
train will have 5 parcel vans from Devlali.
Sangola-Manmad-Daund (Tri-weekly) Link Kisan Rail
Kisan Rail will depart Sangola at 08.00 hrs on every Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday from September eighth to 25th reach Manmad at 18.30 hrs same day.
link Kisan Rail will depart Manmad at 14.00 hrs on every Friday, Sunday and
Tuesday from 11.09.2020 to 28.09.2020 and arrive Daund at 18.15 hrs same day.
Halts: for 00109 - Pandharpur, Kurduwadi, Daund, Belvandi, Ahmednagar,
Belapur, Kopergaon, for 00110 -
The loading of Kisan Rail on inaugural day (7.8.2020) was 90.92 tonnes,
99.91 tonnes on 14.8.2020; 235.44 tonnes on 21.8.2020. The frequency was
increased as Bi-weekly from 25.8.2020 when loading was 273.74 tonnes; 277.64
tonnes on 28.8.2020 and 354.29 tonnes on 1.9.2020. Now, with increase in
frequency, the trend of increase in loading is also expected to increase.
The railways have introduced another Kisan rail from Ananthapur to Norfth
not seems considered in terms of any development project.
Trade sources said it looks the railway board has taken a policy decision not
to bring perishable goods like fruits to southern India. The southern railways
have never been in the radar of Railway boards in terms of any development