Railways have introduced refrigerated vans for perishables

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, milk products, pharmaceuticals etc. in temperature-controlled condition. This information was given by minister of state for railways K H Muniyappa in reply to a written question in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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 trains as per demand.