Arrangements for Perishable Parcel Traffic
For transportation of horticulture produce in container, CONCOR has procured 98 Ventilated Isolated Containers specially designed for movement of fruits and vegetables. A total of 44 trains were run by CONCOR from Raver to New Azadpur carrying banana traffic during the year 2013. Thereafter, there has been no demand for Ventilated Isolated Container trains.
In addition to this, for transportation of fruit traffic in bulk, Indian Railways run special Parcel Trains for Banana, Mango and Chiku to fulfill the demand of this sector. During the year 2015-16, 41 rakes of mango were moved from Nuzvid/ Vijayawada/ Vijaynagram to Delhi area as against 59 rakes during the year 2014-15. Similarly, 94 rakes of banana were moved from Bhusawal area to Delhi area during 2014-15. Railways supply rakes for transportation of fruits as and when indents are placed by the parties
This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 04.05.2016 (Wednesday).