Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
26-April-2012 14:40 IST
Transportation of Perishable Commodities by Railways
Indian Railways have introduced service of refrigerated vans with a view to facilitate transportation of perishable commodities including fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, frozen meats/poultry, chocolates, other milk products, pharmaceuticals etc. in temperature controlled condition.

At present, Indian Railways have a fleet of 10 refrigerated parcel vans, which are attached to long distance mail/express trains as per demand. In addition to this, Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR), a Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Railways, has procured 98 insulated-ventilated containers, which are running on Indian Railways as special train as per demand. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K. H. Muniyappa in reply to a written question in Lok Sabha today.