As part of the initiative taken by Indian Railways, Railways ran an Express Service for transportation of less than train load cargo through the first “Vyapar Mala Express”. This is a special type of cargo service where traders can book partof the goods carrying rake as per their requirement or supply order. The first train which left from Delhi Kishanganj station of Northern Railway to Jirania station in Tripura under Northeast Frontier Railway reached its destination yesterday.
This facility by railway is a golden opportunity for small & medium business houses /traders to transport their produces / products to any part of the country by railway speedily within a short time.In the very first such initiative, 46 wagon wheat was loaded from Goniana station of Punjab. Then 10 wagons rice and 2 wagon pulses were loaded from Delhi Kishanganj station by local traders.
The train then left for Jirania.The “Vyapar Mala Express” which started on 1st August from Delhi Kishanganj station reached Jirania yesterday morning covering a distance of 2360 kms in 68 hrs only. So it has now provided ample scope to traders to transport perishable items also through this type of faster and environment friendly mode.It is evident that this new initiative by Indian Railways provided a golden opportunity for small & medium business houses of the entire N.E. region to further flourish their business activities. Common people will also get benefitted due to reduced cost and time of transportation.