Ro-Ro ser­vice to at­tract more cargo

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Rail­ways has launched a new ser­vice Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) to carry loaded trucks on goods train in a bid to at­tract more load­ings and re­duce car­bon emis­sion. ‘Ro-Ro’ ser­vice was launched across the Digha rail bridge be­tween Bi­hta and Turki sta­tions in Bi­har.

“This is an im­por­tant be­gin­ning as it has been promised in the bud­get. Our load­ings are ex­pected to in­crease and it will curb emis­sion also,” said Suresh Prabhu Rail­way Min­is­ter. Un­der the scheme, loaded trucks would be moved on the flat rakes to avoid con­ges­tion on roads across Ganges. To start with, this ser­vice is be­ing in­tro­duced from Bi­hta to Turki sta­tion in Muzaf­farpur district cov­er­ing a dis­tance of 88 kms. In a rake, ap­prox­i­mately 44 loaded/ empty trucks will be moved. A rake will per­form three trips per day.

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