The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched IRCTC and Union Bank of India RuPay Pre-paid Card and also inaugurated the first ever Perishable Cargo Centre of Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) at Adarsh Nagar station near Azadpur Sabzi Mandi, Delhi. While the IRCTC UBI pr-paid card was launched at Rail Bhawan, the CONCOR Cargo Centre was inaugurated from Rail Bhawan itself through video conferencing at a function here today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Railway Minister said that Railway is continuing its partnership with banks and financial institutions for the benefit of Railways and rail users. Referring to the pre paid cash card launched today, the Railway Minister said that the two institutions of repute namely IRCTC and Union Bank have come together to bring out this consumer friendly product for the benefit of the railway users. It is in line with the Prime Minister’s big programme of financial inclusion.
Referring the CONCOR Cargo Centre at Adarsh Nagar Delhi, Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu said that this perishable cargo centre will help farmers and consumers in a big way. Shri Suresh Prabhu said that the ripening of fruits and cold storage facilities at this cargo centre will help the farmers get a good price and good market for their product through this. The Minister said that Railways are doing much more for the socio-economic development of the country and contribution of the Indian Railways in several sectors is really remarkable.