The third leased parcel cargo express train of the Salem division was flagged off from Vanjipalayam in Tirupur on Saturday. The trains have been leased for a period of six years, during which they will earn the division Rs 66 crore.
The train, leased to Viskan Logistics Services Private Limited, has 15 wagons that can carry 353 tonnes of commodities. It will leave Vanjipalayam at 8.30pm every Saturday and reach New Guwahati station in Assam at 8pm on Tuesday. It will stop at Erode, Vijayawada Junction, Khurdha road, Sankrail Goods Terminal Yard (Howrah) and at New Jalpaiguri Jn for loading and unloading goods. The train will leave Guwahati at 8.30pm on every Thursday and reach Vanjipalayam at 12.30am on Monday.
The other leased parcel cargo express trains began operation between Coimbatore North and Patel Nagar last August and between Coimbatore North and Rajkot on January 8. The trains have been leased for a period of six years, during which they will earn the division Rs 66 crore.
Divisional railway manager Gautam Srinivas flagged off the cargo train along with senior divisional commercial manager E Harikrishnan.