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India's first Kisan Rail between Maharashtra, Bihar to start from August 7

The Kisan Rail will be flagged off by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar video conferencing.

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India's first Kisan Rail between Maharashtra, Bihar to start from August 7
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India's first Kisan Special Parcel Train or Kisan Rail will start from August 7 and will transport materials between Maharashtra's Devlali and Bihar's Danapur.

It will be flagged off by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar video conferencing. 

The train will start at 11 am and is scheduled to reach its destination Danapur on August 8 at 6:45 pm, covering a distance of 1519 kilometres in around 32 hours.

"As announced in the current year's Budget to start 'Kisan Rail' for providing a seamless supply chain of perishable produce, the Ministry of Railways is introducing the first Kisan Rail from Devlali to Danapur on August 7 at 11 am on a weekly basis...," the ministry said in a statement.

Kisan Rail will carry fruits and vegetables and will make stoppages at several stations and pickup and deliver them. There will be no seating arrangement in the train as it is not meant to carry regular passengers. The parcel trains will have a composition of 10+1 coaches.

The train will cover the routes viz, Devlali - Nasik Road, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa, ltarsi, Jabalpur, Satna,Katni, Manikpur, Prayagraj Chheoki, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar and Buxar. Devlali falls under Maharashtra's Bhusawal division adjoining Nashik which is known for its vegetables, fruits and flowers which are being sent to the entire North Indian region covering Patna, Pryagraj and Katni.

The Kisan Rail project was mentioned by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her presentation of the Union Budget 2020-21.

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