The Indian railways have set a new record after a consignment of fertilizer booked in 2014 finally reached its destination in 2018.


In the most bizzare news a goods train that was carrying 1,316 bags of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertilizer which was booked on November 10, 2014 has finally reached its destination Basti railway station after almost 4 years leaving everyone in surprise.

The usual time taken to cover this distance is 42 hours and 13 minutes. The Chief Public Relation Officer of North Eastern Railway zone, Sanjay Yadav, said, “Sometimes, when some wagon or bogie becomes sick , it is sent to the yard and it seems that the same happened in this case too.”

The wagon was booked by Ramchandra Gupta in 2014 from Vishakhapatnam through Indian Potash Limited. When contacted, Mr Gupta said, “It was company material and I had not paid for it. The matter is between the company and the Indian Railways.”

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