Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest carmaker, is set to transport half of its cars via the Indian Railways by 2030, reports Business Standard. This will be a significant deal for the railways. Gurgaon based car maker, during the last four years has already transported 5 lakh cars via the Indian Railways.
“For the last four years, we were trying to use the railways more as a transportation medium. For that, we were pushing for more rail sidings, for easier loading and unloading,” stated R C Bhargava, the chairman of MSIL.
“MSIL has drawn up a plan, based on which at least 50 per cent of its cars will be transported through the railways,” commented a senior government official.
Indian Railways has organised a lot of meetings with different industry companies such as MSIL, Hyundai Moto, Tata Motors and automotive logistics to increase its freight share in the next ten years. Read More
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