Indian Railways flag off special train with cotton yarn to Bangladesh

Lynn Imbier

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The Ambala railway division of Northern Railway, in collaboration with the MGH Team, for the to start with time loaded a distinctive parcel coach at the Ambala Cantonment railway station with cotton yarn on June 27. The coach, consisting of twenty parcel vans, was destined for Benapole in Bangladesh. Movement by coach reduces fees incurred in sending yarn in small quantities to Bangladesh by means of road route.

The parcel coach was flagged off by Vivek Sharma, senior divisional business supervisor, freight.

But for transferring the consignment by a products coach, it was obligatory for farmers and retailers to mobilise the quantity in bulk, Sharma was quoted as expressing by media reports from Punjab.

To solve this problem and to facilitate motion of small consignments of up to 500 tonnes in each and every vacation, the railway division took the initiative and scheduled a distinctive parcel coach to Bangladesh.

Every van in the coach was loaded with 430 cartons, weighing close to 23 tonnes. The full fat carried was close to 468 tonnes and the cost for each tonne came out to be ₹5,491.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

The Ambala railway division of Northern Railway, in collaboration with the MGH Team, for the to start with time loaded a distinctive parcel coach at the Ambala Cantonment railway station with cotton yarn on June 27. The coach was destined for Benapole in Bangladesh. Movement by coach reduces fees incurred in sending yarn in small quantities to Bangladesh by means of road route.

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