Northern Railway runs first-ever Vyapar Mala Express train
Northern Railway today ran first-ever Vyapar Mala Express train. General Manager of Northern and North Central Railway Rajiv Chaudhry said, this train destined for Jirania in Tripura has 46 wagons.
Wheat was loaded in 34 wagons at Guniana station of Firozpur Division by Food Corporation of India and in the remaining Rice and Pulses have been loaded. He said, Railways has earned more than 94 lakh rupees from this Vyapar Mala Express train. This is an express service where piece-meal stock will reach its destination in a shorter time.
The train departed from Delhi Kishanganj for Jirania and it will cover a distance of two thousand 673 Kilometres from Punjab to Tripura. The movement of the train will be constantly monitored with no delays enroute to ensure its timely arrival at Jirania. Mr Chaudhry said, this initiative is first of its kind in Northern Railways.
It will help small traders in moving their cargo through Railways, in a short time, cost effective, convenient and environment-friendly mode of transportation. He said, Railways has been focusing on closer ties with the industry and trade to further strengthen its freight sector.