Railways, airlines to ship Nagaland’s Horti. produce
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 27: Both railways and flight services operating in Nagaland are willing to work in tandem with the state’s department of Horticulture to transport locally-produced food items outside.
Officials of Northeast Frontier Railways stationed in Dimapur and representatives from Air India and Indigo, during separate meetings with Horticulture officials on Friday, gave their verbal consent to help transport the local produce.
The Horticulture team was led by Commissioner and Secretary Y Kikheto Sema and Director Dr. Elithung Lotha.
While meeting with the Dimapur railway authorities, the Horticulture officials were assured that high-powered parcel vans with capacities of 18 tonne (18,000 kg) and 23 tonnes(23,000 kg) would be available to transport the goods.
They also met with representatives of Air India and India as well as the Dimapur Airport authorities. In response to Kikheto Sema’s request for allocation of cargo space in their respective aircraft, both airline representatives agreed verbally. They also agreed to work out the modalities soon.
The food items proposed to be transported via railways and flight services include fruits and vegetables, spices and plantation crops.