In the midst of Covid-19 when most of the things have seen a downturn, it was heartening to see the first ever train from Bhopal railway division leave for Bangladesh on Friday, with 100 tractors on board.
The maiden train was flagged-off from Mandideep railway station. The Union railway minister Piyush Goyal also tweeted and congratulated the officials for scripting history.
DRM Uday Borwanker said, “Bhopal Division railway administration has been making continuous efforts to promote freight traffic through railway. For this, we are contacting merchants related to goods transportation, by giving information about various incentive schemes. They are being motivated to transport more and more goods through rail”.
Borwanker said that 100 tractors were loaded into 25 AMG (coaches) and sent to Benapole (Bangladesh) from Mandideep station.“This gave the Railways a revenue of Rs18.23 lakh. This is the first time in the history of Bhopal division that tractor transport is being done by a freight train to another country,” he said. He invited traders to avail the benefits given by Bhopal division.