The Western Railway sent a special parcel train from Gujarat’s Kankaria to Bangladesh to transport cloth, dye, and chemicals, the Ministry of Railways said on Monday.
“After Onions, another Parcel Special to Bangladesh! Western Railway loaded a Special Parcel train from Kankaria (Gujarat) for Benapol (Bangladesh) to transport Cloth, Dye, and Chemicals,” said the ministry in a tweet.
This move comes after the transportation of onions from Gujarat to Bangladesh in order to benefit local farmers.
Earlier this month, Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal had said that in order to empower farmers, onions are being transported from Gujarat to Bangladesh.
“Propelling agriculture exports to economically empower farmers, in a first, Railways is transporting onions from Dhoraji in Gujarat to Bangladesh,” he had tweeted.
In this sequence, Western Railway said that the transportation of onions would benefit the farmers and traders of the region.
“Efforts to boost transportation of newer commodities by WR’s BDU of Bhavnagar Division bears fruits as first-ever rake of onions loaded from Dhoraji in Gujarat for export to Bangladesh. The move will benefit the Farmers and Traders of the region to a great extent,” said the Western Railway.