C’nawabganj Correspondent: Chapainawabganj Deputy Commissioner A K M Galiv Khan said that ‘Mango Special Train’ will start operation on May 20.
He came up with this information in a discussion meeting over mango transporting in the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner’s office yesterday morning.
He said, in the meeting, it has been proposed to transport mangoes from Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi and Naogaon at the same cost by courier service. District administrators of three districts have reached a consensus on this matter. The courier services have been asked to give a decision on this. Initially, it has been proposed to transport mangoes from these three districts at the rate of Tk 10 per kg.
Deputy Commissioner A K M Galiv Khan said, this time there will be 9 wagons in the ‘Mango Special Train’ train. Apart from this, the mobile court of the district administration will be on alert for mango transport and markets. Extortion in mango market will be strictly suppressed. Any kind of harassment will not be tolerated in the transport of mangoes by road. Even if the courier service or other transport charge high fares or misbehave with the service users, action will be taken under the Consumer Protection Act.
He also said that while sending mangoes by courier or other transport, the cooperation of all mango traders and transport owners-workers is needed to ensure that no illegal items can transport from the district. Besides, vehicles transporting mangoes must have a sticker. Strict legal action will be taken if unripe mangoes are marketed.
Divisional commercial officer of Western Railway Nasir Uddin said, Mango special train had five wagons last year. This time there will be 8-9 wagons. May be extended if necessary. There will be two trains considering the convenience of transporting mangoes. One train will go, another will come. Last year there was no incident of mango rottening in the Mango Special train. Apart from mangoes, farmers and entrepreneurs can send various fruits and agricultural products in this train.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Ahmed Mahbub-ul-Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education & ICT) Papia Sultana, Additional Deputy Director of Agriculture Extension Department Masood Ahmed, Assistant Director of Consumer Protection Department (Additional Charge) Masum Ali, General Secretary of Truck Owners Association Ashraful Haque, Agricultural Entrepreneur Munjer Alam Manik, Amchashi Ismail Khan Shamim, Kamrul Islam and courier service officials were also present in the meeting.
It should be noted that in Chapainawabganj there are 37, 855 hectares of mango orchards this year. This year the target of mango production has been set at 4 lakh 25 thousand metric tons.
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