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Freight wagon reaches Kumbakonam after one year

The missing consignment of 1,200 bags of rice that reached Kumbakonam after one year.

The missing consignment of 1,200 bags of rice that reached Kumbakonam after one year.  

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Nearly one year after it left the originating point in North India, a freight wagon carrying rice to Kumbakonam reached the destination on Thursday morning.

The wagon, which carried around 1,200 bags of rice, failed to reach Kumbakonam along with the original formation then, railway sources said. It is suspected that the wagon could have developed mechanical defect leading to its detachment from the formation.

It apparently escaped from the railway freight movement system from then on, the sources said.

The rice was being transported by the Food Corporation of India from Uchana in Haryana to Kumbakonam. After nearly a year, the wagon, which was attached to an empty rake to Kumbakonam, finally reached its destination on Thursday morning.

Around 1,000 bags were shifted to FCI godown after officials conducted checks. The remaining bags were still at the Kumbakonam station. The rice in some of the bags, it is said, had become unfit for consumption.

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