Report by Debadatta Panda; Kalahandi: With the consistent efforts of the East Coast Sambalpur Railway Division, the Cotton rake is being loaded for Bangladesh. The first rake of cotton in this season has been loaded from Junagarh Road Railway Station ( JN-RD) under Sambalpur Railway Division to Benapol (BEN) in Bangladesh with 42 BCN wagons weighing around 2471 tones as declared by Railway division.
Transportation of cotton products by train is economically beneficial to consignors, besides transporting of these essential products is a safer and faster manner to the neighboring country.
Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Pradeep Kumar appreciated in a press release for the efforts of officers and staff of the Division in capturing this long lead traffic to Bangladesh.
After setting up of Business Development Unit by the Railways, regular interactions are being made with the freight customers to communicate the policies, incentives, and measures adopted by Railways.
It is notable that since last two/three years the cotton cultivation in the drought prone areas of Kalahandi becoming high and the cotton is called as white gold.