For the first time, the South Central Railway has loaded a special parcel coach to transport chillies past the country’s borders to Benapole in Bangladesh. The dry chillies were being from Reddipalem in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.
Guntur and its encompassing areas are identified for chillies cultivation. The top quality of this farm develop is internationally renowned for its unique style. Farmers and retailers in and all-around the Guntur spot were being before transporting dry chillies by highway to Bangladesh in modest quantities, shelling out all-around ₹7,000 for every tonne.
During the lockdown period, they could not move this crucial commodity by highway. The Railway personnel approached the consignors which paved the way for transport of bulk quantities by rail carrying about one,500 tonnes in each and every trip.
Gajanan Mallya, General Manger, SCR, got the Railway Board’s permission to move a Particular Parcel Express to Bangladesh and this has served farmers and retailers of Guntur to market place their farm develop past the country’s borders.
Accordingly, one Particular Parcel Express coach consisting of sixteen parcel vans moved to Benapole in Bangladesh.
Each parcel van was loaded with 466 dry chillies baggage, weighing all-around 19.9 tonnes, so the complete pounds of chillies carried by the Particular Parcel Express was all-around 384 tonnes.
The value for every tonne labored out to ₹4,608 and which is much much less expensive than ₹7,000 for every tonne used on highway transport.