Ro-Ro service to attract more cargo
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.