Maruti Suzuki uses Indian Railways to dispatch 2.33 lakh units last fiscal

Maruti Suzuki India turned India’s first vehicle producer to get an Automobile Freight Train Operator license again in 2013.

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HT Auto Desk

Updated on:
12 Jun 2022, 12:55 PM

File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)
File photograph used for representational function. (REUTERS)

Maruti Suzuki India has shipped about 2.33 lakh units with the assistance of Indian Railways within the last fiscal. According to a senior company official, that is Maruti Suzuki’s highest ever dispatch that it carried out for the reason that automaker started the initiative eight years in the past.

Maruti Suzuki’s dispatches through Railways last fiscal grew by 23 per cent in contrast to the previous fiscal. By following this dispatch course of that may have wanted over 1,56,000 truck journeys and over 174 million litres of gasoline, the automaker helped within the discount of greenhouse gasoline emissions. As per a report by PTI, Maruti Suzuki has transported round 11 lakh autos via railways within the last eight years thus serving to to scale back over 4,800 MT of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Maruti Suzuki additionally shared that it’s working with the Indian Railways to improve the usage of rail transport to dispatch its autos. MSI Executive Director Rahul Bharti mentioned, “Railway logistics gives a major potential over highway logistics to decrease carbon footprint and scale back highway congestion. Over the years we have now consciously elevated the share of automotive dispatches from our manufacturing unit to sellers utilizing railways.”

Bharti additionally added that the automaker will improve its share of rail transportation from the present degree of 15 per cent. “To additional improve the share, we’re taking a number of steps. As an trade first initiative, we have now shaped joint ventures with the governments of Gujarat and Haryana to arrange in-plant railway sidings at Hansalpur and Manesar manufacturing vegetation,” he added.

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Maruti Suzuki India was India’s first vehicle producer to get an Automobile Freight Train Operator (AFTO) license again in 2013. This permitted the company to fabricate and function high-speed, high-capacity auto-wagon rakes on the community of railways. Currently, the automaker has 41 railway rakes, with every rake that comes with a capability of over 300 autos.




First Published Date: 12 Jun 2022, 12:55 PM IST

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