Indian Railway’s Kisan train launched today; know it’s special features here.

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Sushant Ranjan

Pune August 07, 2020: Taking an important step, Indian Railways has started Kisan Rail from today i.e. August 7. This train will carry items like fruits and vegetables which are likely to spoil quickly. Let us know what is the specialty of this train and why it is important?


Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar flagged off this train on Friday through video conferencing. Maharashtra Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Chhagan Bhujbal was also present on the occasion. Right now this first of its kind train will run from Maharashtra to Bihar. This train left from Devlali station in Maharashtra at 11 am and will go to Danapur station in Bihar on Friday.


What is new about this train?


Farmers rail will have refrigerated coaches. It has been built by the Railways as a new design with a capacity of 17 tons. It has been built in the rail coach factory Kapurthala. Containers in this train will be like freeze. Meaning it will be a mobile cold storage, in which farmers will be able to keep perishable vegetables, fruits, fish, meat, milk.


This farmer train will run once a week. It will run from Devlali in Maharashtra’s Nashik district at 11 am and will reach Danapur station near Patna next day at 6.45 pm. In this way it will spend about 32 hours in its journey.


During this journey, Kisan Rail will cover a distance of about 1,519 km. After running from Deolali, this train will stop at Nashik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Katni, Manikpur, Prayagraj, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar and Buxar.