दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 249 Dt: 13.10.2020
50thNMG RAKE FLAGGED OFF FROM PENUKONDA
Shri Ajaya Kumar singh, General Manager, South Western Railway today virtually flagged off the 50th NMG (New Modified Goods) rake dispatched from Penukonda. He flagged off the train from Hubballi through video link.
The train loaded with 100 cars (SUVs) of M/S KIA motors in 25 NMG wagons (NMG wagons are wagons modified to facilitate the easy movement of automobile goods) left Penukonda Railway Station in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh to Faruknagar in Gurugram District of Haryana.
Penukonda Station is in the Jurisdiction of Bengaluru Division of South Western Railway.
Shri H.C. Verma, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Shri Anil Pavithran, Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Shri Vipul Kumar, Principle Chief Engineer, Shri Ashok Kumar Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru Division were also present with the General Manager at Hubballi during flagging off.
Shri Akhil M Shastri, Sr. Divisional Operations Manager, Bengaluru division, Shri Raushan Kumar, Divisional Commercial Manager, Bengaluru Division and Shri John Soo Kim, Logistics Head, KIA Motors and other officers from Railways were present at Penukonda during flagging off.
During the financial year 2020-21, every month at a steady rate of 10 rakes per month, loading of cars is being done at Penukonda Railway Station, from Anantpur plant of M/s. KIA motors.
Till date a total of 4980 cars (including 100 cars sent today) have been transported to Farukh Nagar from Penukonda. Railways have set up a siding at Penukonda exclusively for transport of these cars. Each NMG rake normally carries 100 cars.
The cars were loaded by M/s. IVC Logistics Ltd, who are logistic partners for Railways and KIA Motors.
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.
During current year, 47 rakes of automobiles manufactured by M/s. TAFE, mainly tractors have been loaded by Train from Doddaballapur Railway Station near Bengaluru.
Mysuru Division of South Western Railway also has started to operate NMG trains to transport automobile goods to different regions. one NMG train loaded with 1000 TVS two-wheelers was dispatched from Kadakola in Mysuru Division to Changsari in Assam on 10.10.2020.
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 and thereby contributing to the revival of economy which is adversely affected by COVID-19.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi