new Delhi. The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday said that it has transported 6.7 lakh cars through the Indian Railways in the last six years. It has registered an annual growth of 18 percent. The company sent its first consignment through the Indian Railways in March 2014 from the Double 5 Uke flexi 5 uk rack.
Maruti Suzuki said in a statement that greater use of railways for transportation has helped the company reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 3000 tonnes. Apart from this, 100 million liters of fossil fuel has also been saved. The company has reduced travel by 1 lakh trucks on national highways due to transportation by railways.
During last financial year, more than 1.78 lakh cars were transported by rail, which is 15 percent more than the previous financial year. It accounts for about 12 percent of the company's total sales during the financial year. The company's MD and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said that given the volume increase, our team needed a large scale logistics format. We were looking for options other than road logistics in order to reduce expansion and risk, in which we found Indian Railways to be the most appropriate option. We started it with single-deck coaches, which had a capacity of 125 cars.
This was followed by the use of double-decker racks, which have a capacity of 265 cars and till date the company has transported over 1.4 lakh cars through these racks. Currently the company is using 27 racks and can be run at a speed of 95 kmph.
Maruti Suzuki is the first auto company in the country to get an automobile freight train operator license. The license allows the private company to run high-speed, high-capacity auto wagon racks on the Indian Railways network. The company is currently using five loading terminals Gurugram, Farukhnagar, Kathua, Patli and Detroit and 13 destination terminals Bangalore, Nagpur, Mumbai, Guwahati, Mundra Port, Indore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, NCR, Siliguri and Agartala. .
This post was published on July 8, 2020 1:41 pm
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