Indian Railways launches first AC cargo express trains to transport chocolates, snacks, and more

Indian railways launched the first air-conditioned (AC) parcel train using passenger coaches to carry a refrigerated cargo of chocolates and snacks. The country is witnessing it for the first time that, an AC parcel express train consisting of 20 2nd AC/3rd AC coaches, departed from Sanehwal in Ferozpur division to Yeshwantpur in South-Western Railway.

As per the reports, an AC freight express train operated on Indian rails at the time on October 1, the train left Sanhewal of the Ferozepur division for Yeshwantpur of the South Western Railway. “Innovative methods to carry refrigerated cargo: First-time chocolate and its raw material, noodles & tomato sauce, etc. moved in 2AC/3 AC train from Sanahwal to Yesvantpur,” the Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw posted on his Twitter.

The cargo, which departed from Sanehwal contained edible snacks, chocolates, raw material for chocolates, Maggi noodles, sauce) and textiles etc with a weight of 121 tonnes. As part of development in the railway sector, the railways are continuously trying to boost their earnings. The board is concentrating on train loading and timely delivery of commodities. 

On the other hand, Western Railways is the work of installing 2,729 cameras with 4K technology in all of its 30 stations of Mumbai suburban network and the route is between Virar and Churchgate. Another task has also been taken into consideration by the authorities. 

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