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

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 16, 2017

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