Railways initiates Ro-Ro facility in Delhi/NCR

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu recently inaugurated the demonstration run of Ro-Ro (Roll on – Roll off) service across the National Capital Region. The initiative is meant to promote ‘ Green Transportation’ by reducing road congestion.

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagging off the demonstration run of Ro-Ro (Roll on – Roll off) service across the National Capital Region- A Pilot project of Indian railways for ‘Green Transportation’ – to reduce road congestion and improve environment, through video conferencing from National Rail Museum, in New Delhi on March 02, 2017. The Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other dignitaries are also seen.
The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagging off the demonstration run of Ro-Ro (Roll on – Roll off) service across the National Capital Region- A Pilot project of Indian railways for ‘Green Transportation’ – to reduce road congestion and improve environment, through video conferencing from National Rail Museum, in New Delhi on March 02, 2017.
The Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other dignitaries are also seen.

In the Railway Budget for 2016-17, Minister of Railways had announced that an Action Plan will be developed and implemented to expand the freight basket through either Containerization or new delivery models. RORO services in Delhi/NCR is a step in that direction. The initiative has been set afoot after taking into the consideration that thhere are 127 entry/exit points for NCR region. 9 major entry/exit points criss-crossing the region account for 75% of the commercial light and heavy duty trucks. Everyday around 66,000 trucks enter Delhi. Out of these around 38% i.e. 25000 in number are heavy trucks, of which around 60% i.e. 15000 in number are not destined for the Capital. According to a ministry release, this model would ensure reduction in queues at the entry points and saving considerable amount of time besides providing adequate rest to truck drivers during Ro-Ro run. It would also substantially reduce the air pollution across NCR, which causes severe health hazards.

Spread the love

Related posts

One Thought to “Railways initiates Ro-Ro facility in Delhi/NCR”

  1. Sharad Kant

    Seems to be workable proposition. If available send the details of operational model of the RO-RO in Delhi NCR.

Leave a Comment