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Indian Railways transport dry chillies to Bangladesh for first time

Updated: July 13, 2020 1:53 pm
Government today said that for the first time Indian Railways has loaded special Parcel train beyond the country borders to Benapole in Bangladesh with dry chillies from Andhra Pradesh.

Guntur and its surrounding areas in Andhra Pradesh are well known for chilli cultivation. The quality of this farm produce is internationally renowned for its uniqueness in taste and brand. Railway Ministry said, earlier, the farmers and merchants in and around Guntur area have been transporting dry chillies by road to Bangladesh in small quantities and that was costing around Rs 7,000 per tonne.

During the lockdown period, they could not move this essential commodity by road. The Ministry said, the cost per tonne for carrying by Special Parcel Express is only Rs 4,608, which is very cheap and economical as compared to road transport.

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