Belagavi: On two consecutive days, the South Western Railway, Hubballi division has loaded maize from Bagalkot and Vijayapura to Darshana in Bangladesh. On November 20 and 21, 4961 tonnes of Maize transported from Bagalkote, Vijayapura.
This has opened up new avenue for export of agricultural produce from this part of the region. It has helped the farmers and merchants to market their produce beyond the country border.
The freight transportation from Bagalkot and Vijayapura to Darshana in Bangladesh has helped the railways in earning a revenue of Rs. 1.52 crore respectively. However, the cost of transportation by Railways is very cheap and economical as compared to other modes of transport.
Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager, SWR has appreciated the marketing efforts and initiative of Officers and staff of Hubballi division led by Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager, which has mutually benefitted both customers and Railways. He advised the Rail Users especially the farmers and Merchants handling transportation of agricultural produce and other essential commodities to utilise Railways for easy and hassle-free transportation of their goods. Railway is the fastest, safest and cheapest mode of transport he added.

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