Double Decker Auto Freight Train may Decongest Roads

By J Shanmugha Sundaram  www.newindianexpress.com

VELLORE: The double-deck train, inaugurated on Friday for transporting automobiles, has opened up an alternative transportation model for automobile manufacturers. 

The double decker automobile freight train which was flagged off by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda on Friday | S Dinesh

The double decker automobile freight train which was flagged off by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda on Friday | S Dinesh

The automobile hubs in the country will be connected through an automobile freight train.

The cost effective transportation will reduce pollution and congestion on the roads once it is expanded to cover automobile hubs such as Chennai.

It will also reduce the duration of transportation from the manufacturing unit to the delivery point, besides reducing the damage to finished cars during transportation.

The train was designed by Railway Design and Standards Organisation and built by TEXMACO wagon manufacturer based in Kolkata, said officials of Southern Railways. “We have received orders to manufacture two more rakes, each consisting of 28 bogies. It can be used to transport different models of cars.

The demand for such models will multiply in the near future. We will be able to manufacture a rake in a month,” CEO of TEXMACO Sandeep Fuller told Express. More info

 

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