SCR begins operating Jai Kisan spl freight trains for foodgrains

Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has started operating Jai Kisan special freight trains, a new concept, to transport foodgrains to the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and West Bengal.
According to an official statement from SCR, in the normal circumstances, one freight train containing 42 covered wagons loaded with foodgrains carries around 2,600 tonnes. But in the new concept two freight trains with 5,200 tonnes capacity will be moved in a single path.
“The zone started this concept by running two Jai Kisan special freight trains from Dornakal junction in the state to Sevuru and Chettinad in Tamil Nadu. Similarly, the second Jai Kisan special train was also clubbed at Dornakaj junction in the state and moved to Dindigal and Mudiyapakkam in Tamil Nadu,” said Ch Rakesh, chief public relations officer, SCR.
“Major food grain loading destinations are Nizamabad, Peddapalli, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nekkonda, Kazipet, Sultanabad, Miryalguda in Telangana. Similarly, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Nidadavolu, Eluru, Vijayawada, Gudivada, Machilipatnam, Tanuku, and Pallakollu are major loading stations in AP,” added Rakesh.
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