Roll-on Roll-off service of KR to complete 16 yrs on 26th Jan

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By Sarkaritel January 23, 2015 14:24

Roll-on Roll-off service of KR to complete 16 yrs on 26th Jan


The unique and innovative Roll-on Roll-off service of Konkan Railway, being run by it on its route, will be completing 16 years of its successful operation on 26th January, 2015. The Roll-on Roll-off service has earned Konkan Railway ` 53.31 cr in 2014-15 upto December as compared to ` 47.4 cr in corresponding period in the previous year. More than forty thousand trucks were carried through Roll-on Roll-off in 2014-15 upto December.

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Konkan Railway came up with the innovative Roll-on Roll-off service in 1999 whereby loaded goods trucks are carried piggy back on railway flat wagons. This service is unique only to Konkan railway. The popularity of the service can be seen from the fact that about 4 lakh goods trucks have been carried by this service so far in 16 years.

Introduction of Roll-on Roll-off services has been a win-win situation for railways, road transporters as well as the Nation. Roll-on Roll-off is an innovative means of establishing a synergistic relationship between the railways and the roadways instead of being competitors. The service has helped the railways to get back the piecemeal traffic which had got diverted to the road sector. The service benefits the truck owners as well as the railways, while saving precious diesel for the country. It saves wear and tear of tyres, reduces maintenance cost of trucks, enables faster turn-round of trucks, faster delivery of goods, gives higher profits, less pollution, and better road safety. Also decongests the National Highway and gives a hassle-free ride to the truck drivers.

There are two services of Roll-on Roll-off – one between Kolad (145 km from Mumbai) and Verna (a distance of 417 km), and second between Kolad and Surathkal (a distance of 721 km). Delivery is within 12 hrs for Kolad-Verna, within 22 hrs for Kolad-Surathkal, which by road would take atleast about 24 hrs and 40 hrs respectively.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel January 23, 2015 14:24