The first Kisan Rail Train of Karnataka, was started on June 19, in the presence of MP Kolar S Muniswamy, MLA Chintamani M Krishna Reddy, Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar Verma from Doddanatta Halt Station (Chintamani), Kolar district for Adarsh Nagar Station, Delhi. The train is carrying 250 Tonnes of Mango grown in Kolar region. Kisan Rail Services have been started by Indian Railways in the Budget 2020-21. The primary objective of Kisan Rail Train is to increase income in the farm sector by connecting production centres to markets/consumption centres across every corner of the country.
The Kisan Rail Trains are run on time-tabled paths and their punctuality is monitored very strictly to avoid detentions en-route. This will be helpful in swift transport of fruits, vegetables and other perishable agricultural produce across the nation.