Amid the Tiff; Northern Railway sends 8.7k ton Sugar to Nepal

By: Sugar Times | 07 Sept, 2020 | 11:11 AM

LUCKNOW: Amid the ongoing border tiff with Himalayan neighbour, a pinch of sugar was added by Indian Railways which resumed trade between two nations. For the first time in northern railway freight operations, 8,700 tons of sugar was dispatched to Nepal in five rakes.

The consignment was dispatched from Bijnor, Moradabad and Bareilly by northern railway.

Also for the first time the NR Delhi division dispatched 2,667 tons of organic manure in two rakes to West Bengal (Hatia) from Adarsh Nagar.

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Rajiv Chaudhry, general manager, northern and north central railway, said, “The decision of setting up of business development units at zonal and divisional levels has now yielded results.”

Chaudhry said: “ The sugar consignment for Nepal will strengthen and sweeten ties between India and Himalayan state, while organic manure will help the tea plantation of West Bengal.”

Earlier, in August, the north eastern railway used redundant passenger coaches and transformed them into automobile carriers to transport 118 mini-trucks to Bangladesh and 175 tractors to Fatuha. Bihar, as demand for freight service, grew post-Covid-19 lockdown.