Guwahati: A railway rake containing 2,281 Metric Tonne of High Speed Diesel (HSD) has been dispatched from Numaligarh Refinery Limited’s Marketing Terminal in Siliguri to Parbatipur Depot of Bangladesh Petroleum.
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 in Bangladesh, a NRL press release said.
NRL and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) have signed a Sale-Purchase Agreement which includes a joint initiative for construction of a 131 km long pipeline, with a capacity of one Million Metric Ton Per Annum (MMTPA), from Siliguri to Parbatipur.
Prior to the construction of the pipeline, the rail rake mode of transportation of products from Siliguri to Parbatipur was an effective mode of transport with minimum loss and pollution, it said.
This interim supply would also help in developing business relation with Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, the release added.