Northern Railway received the train & welcomed the farmers who arrived by this train
South India’s First “Kisan Rail” was flagged off from Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) to Adarsh Nagar (New Delhi) on 9th September, 2020. The first Kisan Rail of South India having 10 Vans loaded with Tomato, Bananas, Sweet Orange, Papaya, Muskmelons and Mangoes after covering the distance of 2150 Km in approximately 40 hours reached Adarsh Nagar Station, New Delhi today. Northern Railway officials received the Kisan Rail at Adarsh Nagar Station and welcomed the farmers who arrived by this train.
General Manager Northern & North Central Railways, Sh. Rajiv Chaudhry informed that it is the first Kisan Rail from South India connecting to the National capital for the benefit of the farmers. Indian Railways have started Kisan Rail with a motive to encourage the villages and farmers Agriculture produce needs best possible distribution and returns. Kisan Rail will ensure that agro products reach from one corner to another corner of the country.
Anantapur is fast becoming the Fruit Bowl of Andhra Pradesh. More than 80% of the 58 lakh MT of fruits & vegetables in the district is marketed out of the state, particularly to the north Indian States of Delhi, UP, Punjab and Haryana among others. Earlier this was being transported by roadways which were not only time taking but also leading to reduction in price realization of the farmers due to en route damages. Transportation by railway provides a safe, reliable and fast transportation which will aid in better price realization for the farmers and thereby helping in better incomes for the farmers and traders.
The train provides fast transport connectivity between Anantapur to New Delhi to farmers.