SCR operated 78 Kisan Rails from Andhra Pradesh


   In order to help farmers double their agricultural income the government of India had introduced the Kisan Rail concept in the Union budget 2020-21. The initiative was successfully started by the Indian Railways to provide the safe, secure and fast mode of transportation with least en route damages to the agricultural products.

   The first Kisan rail on South Central Railway was flagged off on September 9th, 2020 from Anantapur station of Andhra Pradesh state, which also happened to be South India’s first Kisan Rail.

   As per SCR a total of 78 Kisan rails have been transported from Andhra Pradesh as of 24th October 2021. These rails offer a 50% concession in the freight charges for transportation of agricultural products.

   Kisan Rails over SCR have witnessed huge success, right from the date of their introduction and have been instrumental in transporting different varieties of Vegetables & fruits, especially to different destinations located in farther states of the country stated a release from SCR.

  All in all South Central Railway has successfully transported more than 500 Kisan Rails, since the date of its commencement over the Zone. 

   These 500 Kisan Rails have been operated from different Railway stations of the Zone covering the three states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra.

  Till date, More than 1.6 lakh tons of agricultural products have been transported to different parts of the country, majority being to the Eastern, Northern and North Eastern states. Mr. Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR complimented Team SCR for achieving this great feat and stated that it is a proud moment for the Zone for taking part in the Nation’s mission for assisting the farming sector.

   These trains have helped in providing a major support for the agricultural farmers / traders to market their produce especially during the pandemic time of Covid-19 said the release. In total, 359 Kisan Rails have been transported from Maharashtra state, 78 Kisan Rails from Andhra Pradesh and 63 Kisan Rails from Telangana.

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