Trucks on Train | Automobile Rail Transport | Indian Railways
Enjoy watching the extremely rare footage of Brand new Trucks being shipped on Rails. Ashok Leyland 1616il (Yellow) and U-Truck (White) , 64 Ashok Leyland Trucks moving Southwards on 32 Wagons.
This is one of the cheapest ways to transport Automobiles using Railways which is much faster and safer compared to Road Transportation which would require several huge Trucks to load these.
Video – TheRailzone
A regular service called Roll on – Roll off (RO-RO) is offered for transporting Loaded Trucks over Rails. Presently Konkan Railway is the only Zone offering such a Service in India . The service is available from Kolad (145 kms. from Mumbai), Verna (12 kms. from Madgaon) upto Surathkal (20 kms. from Mangalore) and vice-versa. There are plans to implement these Services in other parts of India soon.
Benefits of RORO services : –
RORO services save precious fuel for the nation.
Speed of Ro-Ro train is fast enough as compared to movement by Road
Terminal time of loading/unloading is just 15 to 20 minutes in Ro-Ro.
Better turnaround of trucks.
No risk of accidents.
No wear and tear of trucks.
Less pollution as trucks are not plying on the roads.
No hassle of octroi, toll etc.
Train : 17210 Kakinada Town – Bangalore City – Seshadri Express.
Locomotive : WAP4 LGD & WAG7 BZA Electric Shed.
Location : Tyakal, Karnataka.