Indian Railways is offering utility automobiles to Bhutan by multi-modal route for the primary time. For the primary time, Indian Railways has used multiple transport to ship automobiles to Bhutan, officers stated.
Seventy-five utility automobiles purchased by Bhutan have been transported by freight prepare from Chennai to Hasimara railway station in Alipurduar district of West Bengal, officers stated. Officers knowledgeable additional that the cargo prepare carrying utility automobiles reached Hasimara railway station in Alipurduar district of North West Bengal final Friday (October 28) evening.
Hasimara has an Indian Air Power base and is the closest railway station to Bhutan. It’s 20 km from the Bhutan border and on the opposite facet lies the closest city, Phuentsholing, the industrial capital of Bhutan.
The 75 automobiles have been then taken by street to neighboring Bhutan on the next Saturday morning (October 29), officers stated. SUVs manufactured by Isuzu Motors are at present delivered to Bhutan. Dilip Kumar Singh, Divisional Railway Supervisor, Aliburduar, Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) stated, “That is the primary formal initiative of Indian Railways and it has been profitable as anticipated. Railways has been profitable.
He additionally talked about that some extra initiatives could also be taken in future based mostly on the necessity of Bhutan. Talking additional, Officer Dilip Kumar Singh stated that we’re repeatedly bettering the infrastructure of Hasimara Railway Station in an effort to additional strengthen India’s enterprise relationship with Bhutan.
As a consequence of this transfer, India is strategically positioned to commerce with Bhutan. Apart from, we’re planning to construct a big godown in affiliation with the Central Warehousing Company to retailer items. We wish to deal with every kind of stuff and that is just the start,” he says.