MALIGAON, August 5 (MExN): The first Vyapar Mala Express, a special type of cargo service where traders can book part of the goods carrying rake as per their requirement or supply order, from Delhi reached Tripura on August 4.
According to a release from the Northeast Frontier Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer, the facility is an opportunity for small and medium business houses/traders to transport their produce/products to any part of the country by rail within a short time.
According to the release, in the first initiative, 46 wagons of wheat were loaded from Goniana station of Punjab and 10 wagons rice and 2 wagon pulses were loaded from Delhi Kishanganj station by local traders. The train then left for Jirania in Tripura on August 1.
Covering a distance of 2,360 kms in 68 hours, the Vyapar Mala Express reached Jirania on August 4.
It further stated that the new initiative by Indian Railways will provide an opportunity for small and medium business houses of the entire northeast region to enhance their business activities. Common people will also get benefitted due to reduced cost and time of transportation, it added.