Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to run three more Kisan Rail trains to Agartala for transporting potatoes for the benefit of the farmers and transporters of the northeastern region.

Among these Kisan Rail trains, one train will run from Dhupguri to Agartala, one from Falakata to Agartala and another train will run from Changrabandha to Agartala for one trip each.

  • Train No. 00560 Dhupguri – Agartala Kisan Rail will run on 02-04-2021 leaving from Dhupguri at 4.30 pm to reach Agartala at 9 pm on 03-04-2021. The train will have stoppages at Salbari, Falakata, New Coochbehar, New Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Bhanga and Dharmanagar Railway Stations for loading/unloading of goods.
  • Train No. 00561 Falakata – Agartala Kisan Rail will run on 06-04-2021 leaving from Falakata at 4.30 pm to reach Agartala at 9 pm on 07-04-2021.The train will have stoppages at New Coochbehar, New Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Bhanga and Dharmanagar Railway Stations for loading/unloading of goods.
  • Train No. 00562 Changrabandha – Agartala Kisan Rail will run on 08-04-2021 leaving from Changrabandha at 4 pm to reach Agartala at 9 pm on 09-04-2021. The train will have stoppages at Mathabhanga, New Coochbehar, New Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Bhanga and Dharmanagar Railway Stations for loading/unloading of goods.

Indian Railways started running Kisan Rail train services, to transport perishables and agri-product, including milk, meat and fish, as per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2020-21.

Kisan Rails are multi-commodity, multi-consignor/consignee, multi-loading/unloading transportation solution which is aimed at providing wider market to farmers. A subsidy of 50% is being granted on the transportation of fruits and vegetables via Kisan Rail. The primary objective of running Kisan Rail trains is to increase the income in the farm sector by connecting production centres to markets and consumption centres.



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