Kissan train launched to strengthen agriculture economy

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Kissan Rail, a new freight train service introduced in 2020 budget is meant to connect agriculture produce of remote regions with the rest of the country. The first Kissan Rail was flagged off between Devlali in Maharashtra and Danapur in Bihar as a weekly service, which was later made bi-weekly due to increasing demand.

Now in September 2020, another Kissan train has been put in service which will connect Anantapur and Delhi. The new freight train will have14 parcel vans – four vans load meant for Nagpur and another 10 vans load for Adarsh Nagar – totaling freight capacity of 332 tonne.

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