Siliguri| A railway rake containing 2281 MT of High Speed Diesel (HSD) has been dispatched from Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL’s) Marketing Terminal in Siliguri to Parbitipur Depot of Bangladesh Petroleum.
The consignment was dispatched on Thursday, officials said.
The consignment containing 42 wagons will travel over 516 kms (253 km in India and 263 km in Bangladesh) on the existing railway line via Rangapani, Singabad, Rohanpur to reach Parbatipur, Bangladesh.
Earlier, India and Bangladesh entered into a new era of petroleum trade with a goodwill train flagged off by the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) Dharmendra Pradhan in March last from NRL’s Siliguri Marketing Terminal to Bangladesh.
NRL and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) have signed a Sale-Purchase Agreement which includes joint initiative for construction of a 131 km long pipeline, with a capacity of 1 million Metric Ton per annum(MMTPA), from Siliguri to Parbatipur. Prior to the construction of the pipeline, the rail rake mode of transportation of product from Siliguri to Parbatipur is also an effective mode of transport with minimum loss and pollution. This interim supply will also help in developing business relation with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation.
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