Launched on August 7, 2020, Kisan Rail transported perishables such as fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products from places of production or surplus to places of consumption or scarcity.
Till mid-January this year, Indian Railways have operated 1,900 Kisan Rail services, transporting approximately 6.23 lakh tons of perishables including fruits and vegetables, says the Survey.
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) started its first seasonal Kisan rail from Jalpaiguri on Sunday afternoon to Agartala with potato loads from north Bengal, which is scheduled to reach on Tuesday morning.
The production of potato this year in the northern part of Bengal was huge but farmers could not afford transportation to the northeastern states. Therefore, they requested the NFR to run a pair of Kisan trains with potato consignments from north Bengal reports timesofindia.indiatimes.com
One of the next Kisan trains will start from Jalpaiguri to Agartala on February 6, 13 and 27 at 2 pm and is scheduled to reach Agartala at 3 am on the third day, another will start from Dhupguri on February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 5 pm and reach Agartala at 4 am on the third day making stoppages at New Coochbehar, New Bongaigaon and Guwahati stations.