New Train of Indian Railway’S Thought: RO–RO Service to Cut Down Traffic Woes in Delhi (Download PDF)

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The RO-RO is a boon for Delhi as it would have a direct impact on its air ambient quality and the capital would breathe clean air. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) service.

Railways launch RO-RO service for clean environment

Railways Launch RO-RO Service for Clean Environment

Railways launch RO-RO service for clean environment

Highlights:

  • Commercial vehicles entering Delhi contribute to 30 % of the total particulate load.
  • RO-RO services aims to reduce carbon emission and conjunction on the road.
  • RO-RO services will be launched from Gurugram to carry loaded trucks on wagons to decongest roads in the national capital region.
  • 30 loaded trucks are transported on the flat wagons from Garhi Harsuru station in Gurugram to Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
  • More than 66, 000 trucks enter Delhi daily of which around 25, 000 are heavy trucks and around 15, 000 are not destined for Delhi as per IR estimates.

All About RO-RO Trains:

  • Project will be implemented with Government engineering consultancy company RITES.
  • It will be helpful to explore commercial utilisation and capacity augmentation of the ring railway.
  • RITES will also be exploring the possibility of new rail tracks on the outskirts of Delhi.
  • Railway is saving cost on diesel and man- days apart from reducing pollution.
  • Rojokri and Kalindi Kunj border points Cater to nearly a fourth of the trucks entering Delhi as per transport expert.

About RITES

  • RITES Limited was earlier known as Rail India Technical and Economic Service
  • It is an engineering consultancy company, specializing in the field of transport infrastructure.
  • It was established in 1974 by the Government of India
  • Aims to provide consultancy services in rail transport management to operators in India and abroad.
  • In 2002, awarded status of Miniratna

- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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