While presenting the Union Budget 2020-21, Union Minister of Finance Smt Nirmala Sitharaman had made an announcement to build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables, inclusive of milk, meat and fish adding that the Indian Railways will set up a Kisan Rail through PPP arrangements.
Kisan Rail shall be trains with multi commodities, multi-consignors and multi consignees.
These trains shall run between fixed Origin–Destination pairs with en-route stoppages, and loading/ unloading shall be permitted at any of the en-route stoppage.
A Kisan Express Train as detailed below will be run between KSR Bengaluru – H. Nizamuddin via Mysuru, Hubballi and Pune to help farmers in transporting agricultural produce, especially perishable commodities at cheaper rates. This is the first Kisan Rail from Karnataka:-
Train No.00625 / 00626 KSR Bengaluru – H. Nizamuddin – KSR Bengaluru Kisan Rail Special: –
Train No. 00625 KSR Bengaluru – H. Nizamuddin Kisan Rail Special departs from KSR Bengaluru at 16.45 hrs on Saturdays to reach H. Nizamuddin at 23.45 hrs on Mondays.
The first service of Kisan Rail from KSR Bengaluru is on 19.09.2020 and the last service will be on 17.10.2020 (Total: 5 Trips)
In the return direction, Train No. 00626 H. Nizamuddin – KSR Bengaluru Kisan Rail Special departs from H. Nizamuddin at 17.00 hrs on Tuesdays to reach KSR Bengaluru at 01.45 hrs on Fridays.
First service of Kisan Rail from H. Nizamuddin is on 22.09.2020 and the last service will be on 20.10.2020 (Total: 5 Trips)
En-route the train will have stoppages at Mysuru, Hassan, Arsikere, Davanagere, Hubballi Londa, Belagavi, Miraj, Pune Manmad, Bhusaval, Itarsi, Bhopal, Jhansi, Agra Cantonment and Mathura in both directions.
The train will have a composition of 10 VPH (High Capacity Parcel Vans) 2 Brake Luggage cum Generator Car (Total: 12 LHB coaches)
The distance between KSR Bengaluru and H. Nizamuddin is 2751 Kms.
Railway customers may please note that loading/unloading is permitted at any of the en-route stoppages. Consignments must be loaded within the allowed time. Passengers will not be allowed to travel in the train.
Farmers may make the best use of this facility to get right price for their commodity.