NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways is betting on enhanced freight loading by automakers like Maruti Suzuki and South Korea’s Kia Motors as the lockdown is eased. Through the lockdown, the railways had been in contact with both equally firms for their transportation demands, a senior railway ministry formal mentioned.
Just one freight prepare loaded with one hundred units of Kia Seltos remaining from Bengaluru on Sunday. The price for just one this sort of prepare, acknowledged as a rake, is about Rs 19 lakh.
“We are expecting orders from automakers to stabilise and go up to ten rakes every month,” mentioned RS Saxena, divisional railway supervisor at Bengaluru.
Although the expense of relocating SUVs by rail is identical to that by highway, rail transportation is a lot quicker – rakes from Bengaluru attain New Delhi in a few to four days compared with a week by highway, Saxena instructed ET.