In a measure to boost the services of the cold chain corridor from Goa, the South Western Railway (SWR) has added new food categories to its freight. For the first time, chocolates and noodles will now be parcelled through idle AC coaches of express trains. As per reports, the move is set to facilitate the transport of food and dairy products (those outlined as chocolates), across the western region effectively.
Shipment of noodles & chocolates generates ₹12.8 lakh revenue for Railways
Last week on Thursday, new food consignments were included on the shipment supply chain of the SWR with the transport of 163 tonnes of chocolates and noodles in 18 AC coaches from Goa to Delhi. Around twelve 3-tier AC coaches and six 2-tier rakes were flagged off from Vasco to Okhla, covering a distance of 2115km during the transit. The move has brought a significant revenue raise for the Railways, up to ₹12.8 lakh reportedly.
- With inputs from agencies