The first-ever freight train from Bhopal railway division carrying 100 tractors left India for Bangladesh.
The train was flagged off from Mandideep railway station on Friday with 100 tractors loaded into 25 coaches and was sent to Benapole, report Times of India.
The Union railway minister Piyush Goyal also tweeted and congratulated the officials for scripting history.
"Bhopal Division railway administration has been making continuous efforts to promote freight traffic through railway," said Division Railway Manager (DRM) Uday Borwanker.
"For this, we are contacting merchants related to goods transportation, by giving information about various incentive schemes. They are being motivated to transport more and more goods through rail," added Borwanker.
According to DRM Borwanker this initiative gave the railways a revenue of Rs18.23 lakh.
"This is the first time in the history of Bhopal division that tractor transport is being done by a freight train to another country," added Borwanker.
He also invited traders to avail the benefits given by Bhopal division.