Un­rav­el­ing new av­enues with RO-RO

Ra­jiv Kochhar, Vice-Pres­i­dent (Com­mer­cial & Op­er­a­tions), Worlds Win­dow In­fra­struc­ture & Lo­gis­tics, gives in­sight on the re­cently-re­leased Rail­way Busi­ness Plan 2017-18, that high­lights the RO-RO de­liv­ery model.

Cargo Talk - - Railroad -

The Rail­way Busi­ness Plan 2017-18 is a con­tin­u­a­tion of the min­istry’s sus­tained ef­forts to make the jour­neys of pas­sen­gers more plea­sur­able and to make In­dian Rail­way’s freight busi­ness more re­spon­sive to the needs of our cus­tomers. The plan de­tails 50 ac­tion­able initiatives cov­er­ing the core busi­ness seg­ments of In­dian Rail­way’s pas­sen­ger and freight sec­tor as well as new av­enues in par­cel and non­fare busi­ness, that In­dian Rail­ways shall be fo­cused on, in 2017-18.

Dou­ble Stack Dwarf Con­tain­ers

De­signed with 6 feet 4 inches’ height to run un­der wire for max­i­mum through­put with in­creased load abil­ity and the con­cept has been re­ceived with ex­cite­ment by var­i­ous groups of cus­tomers trans­port­ing com­modi­ties with low-weight-vol­ume ra­tio. The load abil­ity per wagon un­der wire would in­crease by more than 55 per cent thereby in­creas­ing through­put and In­dian Rail­ways is likely to at­tract ad­di­tional traf­fic of around three mil­lion tonnes in the ini­tial year.

Roll-on-Roll-off (Ro-Ro)

Ro-Ro is a new de­liv­ery model which can pro­vide mul­ti­modal trans­port mix. RO-RO en­vi­sions de­con­gest­ing city by load­ing com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles onto rail­way flat wag­ons at rail­way ter­mi­nals/PFTs out­side the city and un­load them after car­ry­ing them across the city. Com­pre­hen­sively it will help in sav­ing tran­sit time, en­vi­ron­ment com­pen­sa­tion charge, toll tax, and fuel & turn­around time for truck op­er­a­tors and ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity and shall also gen­er­ate ad­di­tional rev­enue for the In­dian Rail­ways.

In NCR, the trial run from Garhi Har­suru to Mu­rad Na­gar car­ried out but no fur­ther busi­ness has been re­ceived. Wag­ons of hav­ing ca­pac­ity more than 55 tonnes must be used and sta­tions must be listed near to Na­tional High­ways to at­tract more busi­ness.

‘Roll-on-Roll-off’ is new de­liv­ery model which can pro­vide mul­ti­modal trans­port mix

Ra­jiv Kochhar Vice-Pres­i­dent (Com­mer­cial & Op­er­a­tions), Worlds Win­dow In­fra­struc­ture & Lo­gis­tics

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