The first Indian export-bound goods train carrying 100 light commercial vehicles left for Bangladesh on Tuesday evening.
This is the first export-bound new modified goods (NMG) rake dispatched by the Indian South Western Railway to Bangladesh from Hosur railway station, reports Times of India.
"The rake, consisting of 25 wagons carrying 100 Ashok Leyland's light commercial vehicles DOST, left for Benapole railway station in Bangladesh. It will travel 2,121km to reach there," said Ashok Kumar Verma, divisional railway manager of Bengaluru division.
Recalling two export-bound NMG rakes operated by the Bengaluru division, Verma said the rake went to Nautanwa in Nepal from the Penukonda railway station in Andhra Pradesh.
"Transportation of automobiles by train is safer and faster than by road. It is easy to monitor the movement of the consignment with real-time tracking," he added.