Government has said that around 373 Kisan Rail services have operated on 43 routes till date, transporting more than one lakh 20 thousand tonnes of commodities. Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal said this in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Kisan Rail has been a game changer in ensuring fast transportation of agriculture produce across the nation. It provides a seamless supply chain of perishable produce.
Mr Goyal said, the Kisan Rail services are planned by railways in a way to ensure easy accessibility to farmers. Most of the services have originated from small stations such as Devlali, Sangola, Sangli, Nagarsol, Dhahanu Road and Dhoraji, Mahuva, which lie within agricultural zones. The Kisan Rail trains also have adequate stoppages to facilitate enroute loading.