Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to operate short distance parcel special train comprising 10 general class coaches.
“These parcel special trains will run exclusively within the jurisdiction of NF Railway depending on demand,” Guneet Kaur, chief public relations officer, Northeast Frontier Railway, said in a press statement.
NF Railway has planned to run one weekly Special Parcel train between Katihar to Jorhat Town and vice versa with stoppages at Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, Dhupguri, Falakata, New Coochbehar, Gosaigaon Hat, Kokrajhar, NewBongaigaon, Barpeta Road, Nalbari, Rangiya and Guwahati.
The other stoppages will be at Jagiroad, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lanka, Lumding, Dimapur, Furketing and Mariani.
Another Special Parcel train will run daily between Lumding to Silchar and Agartala and vice versa with stoppages at Lumding, New Haflong, Badarpur, Silchar, New Karimganj, Dharmanagar, Kumarghat, Ambasa and Jirania.
This new initiative by Northeast Frontier Railway is expected to be helpful for local producers and traders in the transportation of their commodities in much a cheaper and eco-friendly way than the road sector.
These Special Parcel trains will operate on time table basis.
So transporters will be able to know about the expected time of delivery of their booked commodities.
“Traders and producers from North Bihar and North Bengal areas will be able to send their local produce towards Upper Assam, Dimapur, Barak Valley and Agartala with assured timely delivery,” the statement said.
Similarly, traders from Upper Assam, Nagaland, Tripura and Barak Valley areas will also be able to transport their commodities to North Bihar and North Bengal areas.
“Interested transporters can contact 9957550935 or send e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details,” the NFR CPRO further said in the statement.