Maruti Suzuki To Increase Transport Of Cars Through Rail Wagons, To Set Up Dedicated Railway Sidings – Explained!

Passenger automobile main Maruti Suzuki India Ltd had transported over 3.2 lakh automobiles in 2022 by way of Indian Railway and is organising devoted railway sidings at its amenities in Haryana (Manesar) and Gujarat, mentioned a high firm official.

The firm final yr transported over 3.2 lakh automobiles utilizing rail wagons, the very best in a calendar yr since 2013 when the corporate received the Automobile Freight Train Operator (AFTO) license.

“Going forward, we aim to further increase these numbers. For this, we are setting up dedicated railway sidings at our facilities in Haryana (Manesar) and Gujarat,” Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO, mentioned.

“Aligned with the Government of India’s aim to reach net zero emissions by 2070, we have enhanced our efforts to reduce carbon footprint in our business operations. Our strategy to increase the use of rail mode in outbound logistics has resulted in dispatching record 3.2 lakh vehicles using railways in CY2022,” he mentioned.

According to him, using railway wagons as an alternative of vehicles has resulted in offsetting round 1,800 MT of CO2 emissions.

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“In addition, we have been able to save over 50 million litres of fuel during the year which contributes to enhancing the energy security of our country,” Takeuchi remarked.

The share of railways in carrying Maruti Suzuki’s vehicles is on the rise and final calendar yr it was 17.1 per cent up from 13.9 per cent/2.2 lakh items in 2021.

The AFTO license permits Maruti Suzuki to manufacture and function excessive velocity, excessive capability autowagon rakes on the Indian Railways community.

Maruti Suzuki makes use of 40 specifically designed railway rakes to move automobiles throughout the nation.

Each rake has a capability to hold over 300 automobiles.

Presently, the corporate makes use of loading terminals throughout Delhi-NCR and Gujarat and 18 vacation spot terminals – Bangalore, Nagpur, Mumbai, Guwahati, Mundra Port, Indore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi-NCR, Siliguri, Coimbatore, Pune, Agartala, Silchar, Ranchi and Ludhiana- Maruti Suzuki mentioned.

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