The First ‘Kisan Rail’ from Karnataka, Between Bengaluru and Delhi, will be run from September 19 to October 17, the South Western Railway said on Tuesday. Kisan Rail are trains with multi commodities, multi- consignors and multi-consignees.
The service, Covers six major cities of Karnataka – Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hassan, Davanagere, Hubballi, and Belagavi to help farmers in transporting agricultural produce, especially perishable commodities at cheaper rates, would make five trips, SWR said in a release. It will run between fixed Origin Destination pairs with en-route stoppages and loading and unloading will be permitted at any of the en-route stoppages.
According to the draft schedule, between September 19 and October 17, on every Saturday, this train will leave from Bengaluru. On the opposite direction, this train will be operated on every Tuesday between September 22 and October 20.
According to the draft schedule, on Saturdays at 4.45pm this train will start from Bengaluru. It will reach Mysuru at 7.30pm. This train will travel via Hassan, Arasikere, Davanagere, Hubballi, Belagavi, Pune etc.
The train will have 10 VPH (High Capacity Parcel Vans), one brake luggage-cum-generator car and one second class Luggage-cum-brake van with disabled friendly compartment. There would be 12 LHB coaches, the release said.
The decision to operate the train was in line with Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement in the 2020-21 budget to build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables, inclusive of milk, meat and fish, SWR said. PTI GMS APR RAVINDRANATH APR RAVINDRANATH