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.
The Innovations That Made the Train Sweet:
For the first time in SWR, defunct ICF AC 2-Tier and 3-Tier coaches were used for Chocolate’s Reefer Express.
This timetable of 18 AC Coaches Parcel Express, carrying 163 Tonnes, today left Vasco for Okhla, Delhi (2168 Kms) @drmubl #HungryForCargo pic.twitter.com/7hmf7cPjSW
– South Western Railway (@SWRRLY) 8 October 2021
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)