In addition to mango, there is provision of carrying all kinds of vegetables, seasonal fruits, eggs and other agricultural products at cheaper rate in the special train, he added.
The railway porters will conduct all sorts of the loading and unloading works of the goods. To this end, the porters were imparted need-based training on how to handle the goods from booking to loading as well to unloading properly.
Last year, the mango special train was launched for the first time in the wake of growers’ transportation problems amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have earned Tk 9,30,000 revenue by transporting 857 tones of mango, lychee and other agricultural goods ,” Nasir Uddin added.
Officials said mango was cultivated on 26,150 hectares of areas in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts where it’s expected to yield 2,44,000 tones of mangoes this year.
Mango groves were also nurtured on 12,671 hectares of land in Naogaon district where the target was fixed to produce 1,61,242 tones of mangoes while in Natore district is expected to produce 56,021 tones of mangoes on 4,823 hectares of land.