Western Railways’ Mumbai Division operate 100th Textile Express

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The 100th Textile express was flagged off from the Chalthan (Surat area )in the Mumbai Central Division  of the Western Railways to Sankrail (Kharagpur Division) of the South- Eastern Railway.

  • The first Textile express train was  launched on 1 September 2021 by the Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh from Udhna (Surat ) to Danapur near Patna and Ram Dayalu Nagar near Muzaffarpur in Bihar.
  • Textile express trains are special goods trains of Indian Railways which were launched to carry the textile material from Surat, Gujarat  to various parts of India.  It was launched to provide a cost efficient transportation of Textile materials to various parts of countries from the textile hubs of Surat. 

  • Transportation of goods through railways is more economical than the road sector .

 The Gujarati city of Surat is famous for its textile industries . It is also known as the Diamond city of the world as around 90%of the world's rough diamond cutting and polishing is done in Surat. 

Other Special Train of Railways 

Indian Railways has also launched a special Kisan train for transportation of perishable agricultural commodities like fruits,vegetables,meat,poultry, fishery and dairy products.

  • The first kisan  train was launched on 7 August 2020 from  Devlali (Maharashtra) to  Danapur (Bihar).

  • The 100th Kisan Rail was run on 28 December 2020 from Sangola (Maharashtra) to Shalimar (WestBengal).

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