Vizag food grain reaches Agar­tala via Bangladesh

Cargo Talk - - Interview -

Mak­ing his­tory, SARR Freights re­cently suc­cess­fully de­liv­ered the first tranche of 5,000 metric tones (MT) of food grains in Agar­tala from Vizag us­ing Sea-River­ine-Road route and pass­ing through parts of Bangladesh.

The suc­cess­ful de­liv­ery was part of a pi­lot un­der­taken on be­half of Food Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia (FCI), which is ex­plor­ing al­ter­nate ways of trans­port­ing food grains to north east­ern re­gion of the coun­try in co­or­di­na­tion with both In­dian and Bangladesh gov­ern­ments.

The new route is ex­pected to re­duce tran­sit dis­tance from Vizag to north­east re­gion of the coun­try by almost 80 per cent and thereby paves way for eas­ier, faster and reg­u­lar trans­porta­tion of food grains to the re­gion which of­ten faces short­age.

Su­nil Kapoor, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, SARR Freights said, “SARR Frieghts has un­par­al­leled ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence in dif­fi­cult re­gions in­clud­ing states of J&K, Hi­machal Pradesh, Ut­tarak­hand and the North-east­ern states, but the suc­cess­ful ac­com­plish­ment of FCI pi­lot project is spe­cial achieve­ment as it in­volved in­ter-coun­try co­or­di­na­tion and us­ages of dif­fer­ent modes of trans­porta­tion. The strate­gic route can con­trib­ute im­mensely to­wards in­dus­trial growth of the North East in the fu­ture.”

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