History Created: Food Grain Reaches Agartala from Vizag Using Bangladesh Route for the First Time
In a first for the country, SARR Freights, an end to end logistics provider successfully delivered the first tranche of 5000 metric tones (MT) of food grains in Agartala from Vizag using Sea-Riverine-Road route and passing through parts of Bangladesh. The successful delivery was part of a pilot undertaken on behalf of Food Corporation of India (FCI), which is exploring alternate ways of transporting food grains to North Eastern region of the country in coordination with government of India and Bangladesh respectively.
FCI has awarded the contract for transportation of a total 10,000 MT of food grains to Agartala to SARR Freights, which is to be delivered in two consignments of 5,000 MT each. SARR has successfully delivered the first consignment of 5000 MT.
The successful delivery by SARR Freights assumes significance as the new route is expected to reduce transit distance from Vizag to Northeast region of the country by almost 80 percent and thereby paves way for easier, faster and regular transportation of food grains to the region which often faces shortage.
Commenting on successful delivery of the first tranche, Mr. Sunil Kapoor, Managing Director, SARR Freights said, “SARR Frieghts has unparalleled expertise and experience in difficult regions including states of J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the North-eastern states, but the successful accomplishment of FCI pilot project is special achievement as it involved inter-country coordination and usages of different modes of transportation. The strategic route has the potential of revitalizing growth in the entire region and can contribute immensely towards industrial growth of the North East in the future.”
The new route also helps in overcoming some hurdles of old route (using rail/road transportation), which is often disrupted due to rough geographic terrain, roadblocks and other issues. Currently, the new Sea-Riverine-Road route through Bangladesh is only opened for FCI.
SARR Freights will shortly undertake the shipment of second tranche of 5,000 MT of food grains to Agartala using the new route.
About SARR Freights Ltd.
Established in1986 by Mr. Sunil Kapoor as an International Freight Forwarder, SARR Freights today is one of the leading and diversified Logistics Companies in India. An end to end solution provider, the company has the expertise and experience in operating in some of the most challenging terrains. It has been able to establish itself as one of the most trusted player in the sector and has been successful in establishing long–term relationship with several of its existing clientele.