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Government of India

05 February 2004
  Ministry of Railways  
 
ROAD-RAIL SYNERGY SYSTEM

 
  11:51 IST  
 
  LOK SABHA

The Konkan Railway has introduced a rail-road synergy system to increase freight earnings.

Under the Ro-Ro (Roll-on-Roll-off) service, introduced in January 1999, Konkan Railway carries loaded road trucks on rail wagons between Kolad (near Mumbai) and Verna (Goa).

This service on Konkan Railway, envisages to combine Railway’s strength in long haul with the flexibility of door-to-door road transport services in such terrains where the concept is mutually beneficial to the Railways, road transporters and the customers, besides capturing additional traffic on underutilized sections.

Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. has been using this system.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Basanagouda R. Patil in a written reply to a question from Prof. Ummareddy Venkateswarlu in the Lok Sabha today.