The Divisional Railway Manager of Bengaluru Division Ashok Kumar Verma flagged off the first ever export-bound new modified goods rake from Hosur Railway station to Bangladesh. The rake consisting of 25 wagons loaded with 100 Light Commercial Vehicles left Hosur station yesterday for its destination of Benapole Railway Station in Bangladesh, about 2121 kms away. This is the first modified goods rake dispatched by the South Western Railways to Bangladesh.
During the current financial year, the South Western Railways division had loaded 128 modified goods, including two export bound rakes to Nautanwa in Nepal. The Bengaluru Division mainly transported raw materials and essential commodities and it took up transporting automobiles for the first time in April this year. Thereafter it has transported automobiles regularly within the country.
Speaking on the occasion, the Bengaluru Division chief Ashok Verma informed that railways today offers safer and faster transport facility with real time tracking of consignment facility. He said exemption of terminal charges for automobiles has boosted trade and railways is set to capture 20 percent of modal share in automobile transport in this year.