New Delhi: In a bid to achieve a modal share of automobile loading to twenty per cent by the conclusion of 2021-22, and a modal share of 30 per cent by 2023-24, Union Railways and Commerce and Marketplace Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday met automobile industry leaders to give a boost to automobile loading by means of Railways.
In a statement, a Railway Ministry spokesperson said that the representatives of Society of Indian Automobile Brands (SIAM), Tata Motors, Hyundai Motors, Ford Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda India, and Maruti Suzuki Ltd, the Automobile Freight Practice Operators (AFTOs), Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), had been all element of the meeting.
The spokesperson said that the industry players lauded the initiative and committed to operate in partnership with Railways to facilitate transportation of automobiles by means of the national transporter. According to the railway ministry, Railways is attaining new heights in transportation of automobiles. It said that the whole loading of automobiles by means of Railways was only 429 rakes in 2013-14, which has greater to one,595 rakes 2019-twenty. And in the 1st 6 months of the present 12 months, railways has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles in opposition to 731 rakes in the past 12 months.
“Railways is aiming to achieve a modal share of twenty per cent by the conclusion of 2021-22, and a modal share of 30 per cent by 2023-24,” the spokesperson said. The formal said that the participants in the interaction had been knowledgeable about the measures taken by Indian Railways to promote loading of automobiles, which has led to this quantum bounce – and had been asked to carry extra loading to Rail.
They had been knowledgeable about the measures taken to facilitate automobile loading, which include haulage expenses for BCACBM rakes have not been revised considering that Might 2013, freight for NMGs has not been revised considering that Might 2018, maximize in the quantity of NMG rakes – from 30 (on April one) to forty two, two-location loading permitted in NMG rakes, export of automobiles is permitted.
The formal said that for the export of automobiles, website traffic to Bangladesh and Nepal was started in NMG rakes. He also said that Railways opened seven new terminals for automobile loading at Chitpur (ER) Penukonda (SWR) Nasrala (NR) Nautanva (NER) – for website traffic to Nepal Salchapara, Furkating and New Tinsukia (all NFR).
Participants had been knowledgeable that extra terminals are currently being opened up for automobile website traffic as per requires of the industry.