दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 229 Dt: 23.09.2020
FIRST EVER EXPORT CONSIGNMENT DEALT BY SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
South Western Railway achieved another mile stone in goods loading on 21.09.2020 by dispatching 100 Cars (SUVs) of M/S KIA motors for export to Nepal.
The cars loaded in a train comprising 25 NMG (New Modified Goods) wagons left Penukonda Station, Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh, on 21.09.2020.
The train will reach Nautanwa Railway Station,Uttar Pradesh located near Nepal Border in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
This is the first export consignment of automobiles being dispatched by train by Bengaluru Division and also South Western Railway.
The cars were loaded by M/s. TCI Supply Chain solutions, a Logistics company handling integrated multimodal and supply chains.
Bengaluru Division which was mainly transporting raw materials and essential commodities took to loading of automobiles for the first time when it transported 175 tractors from Doddaballapur Railway Station to Phuleria in Rajasthan on 29.04.2020.
With railways becoming the preferred mode for transportation, this is the 6th NMG rake loaded with automobiles by the Division during September, 2020.
This automobile loading in NMG rakes was nearly Nil last year. With extensive marketing efforts of recently constituted Business Development Units, Railways is capturing new streams of traffic.
In this financial year 2020-21, every month at a steady rate of 10 rakes per month, consisting of loading of cars is being done from Penukonda, from Anantpur plnt of M/s. KIA motors.
Shri A.K. Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway said that Railways in partnership with M/s. KIA is contributing to the revival of economy, that is affected adversely by COVID-19
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi