Rail­ways launches dou­ble stack dwarf con­tain­ers

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In or­der to cap­ture the lost traf­fic through new de­liv­ery model for do­mes­tic cargo, the In­dian Rail­ways has in­tro­duced dou­ble-stack dwarf con­tainer ser­vices. The first such freight train was flagged off on July 7, 2018 from West­ern Rail­way’s Ra­jkot rail­way sta­tion on its maiden com­mer­cial run. The train was booked from the Re­liance Rail Sid­ing at Kanalus to Re­wari in Haryana, and was loaded with 82 con­tain­ers of polypropy­lene gran­ules. As a re­sult of this dou­ble-stacked dwarf con­tainer ser­vice, the Rail­ways re­ceived in­creased rev­enue of `18.50 lakh.

The dou­ble-stacked con­tainer is 6 ft 4 inches in height and can run on elec­tri­fied tracks. De­spite be­ing smaller in size, the dwarf con­tain­ers can hold a ca­pac­ity of 30,500 kg. In com­par­i­son with reg­u­lar con­tain­ers, these con­tain­ers are 662 mm short but 162 mm wider. The dwarf con­tain­ers can hold a vol­ume that is ap­prox­i­mately 67 per cent more when com­pared to tra­di­tional con­tain­ers.

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