Cargo Talk

INDIAN RAILWAYS may get semi-high speed freight train


Indian Railways is planning to launch the semi-high speed freight train Vande Bharat on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. As per reports, Indian Railways, to capture additional highvalue time-sensitive cargo, which is presently being transporte­d through other modes of transport, is planning to introduce super-fast parcel services. “These services are being planned via new ‘Freight EMU rolling stock built on the Vande Bharat platform, the first rake of which is likely to be introduced in service soon. Some of the salient features of the freight EMU rakes include an operationa­l speed potential of 160 kmph. The rakes are being designed for palletized container transporta­tion with a 50 per cent powering,” stated reports.

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