With an purpose to attain a share of 20 per cent by the top of 2021-22 and 30 per cent by 2023-24 in transportation of vehicles, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday met auto business leaders to encourage them to make use of the rail community. Representatives of Society of Indian Car Producers (SIAM), Tata Motors, Hyundai Motors, Ford Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda India, and Maruti Suzuki Ltd, the Car Freight Prepare Operators (AFTOs), Automotive Tyre Producers’ Affiliation (ATMA), participated within the assembly, a press release from the Railway Ministry mentioned.
The full loading of vehicles by the railways was solely 429 rakes in 2013-14, which has elevated to 1,595 rakes in 2019-20. Within the first six months of the present 12 months (April to September), the railways has loaded 836 rakes of vehicles towards 731 rakes within the earlier 12 months (regardless of virtually negligible loading within the first two months).
“The railways is aiming to attain a modal share of 20% by the top of 2021-22, and a modal share of 30% by 2023-24. The individuals within the interplay have been knowledgeable concerning the steps taken by railways to advertise loading of vehicles, which has led to this quantum bounce and have been requested to deliver extra loading to rail,” the assertion mentioned. The railways has taken a collection of steps to facilitate vehicle loading, together with non revision of haulage expenses for BCACBM (Bogie Lined Autorake Double Decker Wagon) rakes since Could 2013.
The railways has additionally permitted export of vehicles to Bangladesh and Nepal. It has additionally opened seven new terminals for vehicle loading in Chitpur (ER); Penukonda (SWR); Nasrala (NR); Nautanva (NER) for visitors to Nepal; Salchapara, Furkating, & New Tinsukia (all NFR). “The individuals have been knowledgeable that extra terminals are being opened up for vehicle visitors(as per calls for of the business) Charodi (WR), Bakshi Ka Talab (NER), Mesra (ECR). Additionally, export to Bangladesh in BCACBM rakes being deliberate in coordination with Bangladesh Railway. New taller design of auto-carrier wagons(utilizing the envelope of Double Stack Dwarf Containers) being developed by RDSO in session with the business,” the assertion mentioned.
“The individuals have been assured that every one attainable assist shall be prolonged to them, and all their considerations and points shall be addressed on precedence,” it added.