Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday flagged off a special `Kisan Rail’ from Nagpur carrying 205 tonnes of oranges to Delhi, a Central railway release said.
Nagpur is known for its oranges and the special train will halt in the `orange belt’ of Katol, Narkhed, Pandhurna, Betul and Itarsi.
A website was also launched for orange farmers and traders for rake bookings.
The special Kisan train will have 12 VPU Rakes.
Gadkari said Kisan rail will be a boon for the orange and vegetable farmers in the region.