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For the first time, Indian Railways uses inactive AC coaches to transport chocolates

New Delhi: South Western Railway said after using defunct AC coaches to transport chocolates and other food products, “the innovation that made the train sweeter.” Parcel Express of 18 AC coaches carrying 163 Tonnes started its journey on Friday (October 8, 2021) and covered a distance of 2,168 km from Vasco Da Gama (Goa) to Okhla (Delhi).

With the marketing efforts of the Business Development Unit (BDU) of Hubli Division, this new stream of traffic has been caught by the Railways which was traditionally transported by road. This has reportedly earned the Indian Railways a revenue of Rs 12.83 lakh.

Appreciating the efforts of BDU, Hubli Divisional Railway Manager, Arvind Malkhede said that Railways is actively reaching out to the customers to use rail services which are fast, easy and cost effective services.

(with agency input)

By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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