Goyal meeting with Automobile Industry leaders gives boost to Automobile loading through Railways

New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday met who’s who of the Automobile Industry leaders to give boost to Automobile loading through Railways.

At the meeting, Representatives of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), Tata Motors, Hyundai Motors, Ford Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda India, and Maruti Suzuki Ltd, The Automobile Freight Train Operators (AFTOs), Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), who were all part of the meeting, lauded the initiative and committed to work in partnership with Indian Railways to facilitate transportation of automobiles through Railways.

The total loading of automobiles through Railway, which was only 429 rakes in 2013-14, has increased to 1,595 rakes in 2019-20. And in the first six months of the current year (Apr to Sep), Indian Railway has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year (despite almost negligible loading in the first two months).

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Eyeing 20 pc share in automobile transportation by 2021-22, Railway min meets industry leaders

With an aim to achieve a share of 20 per cent by the end of 2021-22 and 30 per cent by 2023-24 in transportation of automobiles, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday met auto industry leaders to encourage them to use the rail network.

 

Representatives of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Tata Motors, Hyundai Motors, Ford Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda India, and Maruti Suzuki Ltd, the Automobile Freight Train Operators (AFTOs), Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), participated in the meeting, a statement from the Railway Ministry said.


The total loading of automobiles through the railways was only 429 rakes in 2013-14, which has increased to 1,595 rakes in 2019-20. In the first six months of the current year (April to September), the railways has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year (despite almost negligible loading in the first two

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Eyeing 20% share in automobile transportation by 2021-22, Railway minister meets industry leaders

NEW DELHI: With an aim to achieve a share of 20 per cent by the end of 2021-22 and 30 per cent by 2023-24 in transportation of automobiles, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday met auto industry leaders to encourage them to use the rail network.
Representatives of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Tata Motors, Hyundai Motors, Ford Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda India, and Maruti Suzuki Ltd, the Automobile Freight Train Operators (AFTOs), Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), participated in the meeting, a statement from the Railway Ministry said.
The total loading of automobiles through the railways was only 429 rakes in 2013-14, which has increased to 1,595 rakes in 2019-20.
In the first six months of the current year (April to September), the railways has loaded 836 rakes of automobiles against 731 rakes in the previous year (despite almost negligible loading in the first two months).
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, other top military leaders under quarantine after exposure

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley listens before a meeting with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, at the Pentagon, on Sept. 22 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and other top military leaders are under quarantine after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, two U.S. officials said.

Gen. Mark Milley and the chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force have tested negative for the virus, but remain under quarantine as a precaution, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss information not yet made public. The head of U.S. Cyber Command, Gen. Paul Nakasone, was also among those quarantined.

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Facebook post places Jewish leader’s photo next to Hitler

A social media post has been labelled “vicious” and “nasty” after a photo of Hitler was placed next to one of a prominent Jewish community leader.

The Facebook post was uploaded on Saturday by Perth-based auction house JB Military Antiques along with an article that raised concerns over a large amount of Nazi memorabilia that it had listed for sale.

A photo of Anti-Defamation Commission chairman and Jewish community leader Dr Dvir Abramovich, who had condemned the auction of at least 23 Nazi items and more than 130 other German World War II military artefacts, was posted alongside one of Hitler.

Dr Abramovich said the social media post was an “ugly, nasty and hateful slur” that was inciting personal abuse and giving people a space to spew vitriol against him.

JB Military Antiques owner and auctioneer Jamey Blewitt said the pictures were not intended to discredit Dr Abramovich or associate

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Industry leaders shifting gears as California plans to ban sale of gas cars in 15 years

When it comes to car sales in California, the Golden State is looking to get a little greener.

“Most of our shoppers are looking for a hybrid,” said Chris Wesney, general manager of McCarthy’s, an independent car dealership in San Luis Obispo, California.

Wesney says his team sells about 75 vehicles a month with electric vehicles making up 20% of those sales.

“That increases every year, year over year,” he said adding he expects that number to increase even more after California Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order, which would ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

“There’s a lot to learn when it comes to buying electric cars,” Wesney said. “The problem that I foresee for some vehicles dealers is the repair facilities.”

The state’s mandate has industry leaders shifting gears, and it’s raised questions inside Cuesta College’s automotive technology department.

“To just simply say, ‘yes, we’re going

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Car industry leaders exaggerating poor sales performance to push for incentives, believe experts

Car industry experts have hit back at a leading trade body’s negativity towards September’s new car registrations, claiming the outlook is actually positive.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today revealed just 328,000 cars were registered last month, down 4.4 per cent on the same month last year.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes pointed to the fact last month was the ‘poorest September since the two-plate system was introduced in 1999’, adding: “Unless the pandemic is controlled and economy-wide consumer and business confidence rebuilt, the short-term future looks very challenging indeed.”

However, industry experts believe the figures were actually positive for the motor trade and believe they have been positioned negatively to help the SMMT make a case for new car sales incentives.

James Baggott, founder of Car Dealer Magazine, said: “While overall sales may be down, it’s not bad news at all.

“Dealers are selling more cars

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Monday Sector Leaders: Auto Parts, General Contractors & Builders

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In trading on Monday, auto parts shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 5%. Leading the group were shares of Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), up about 14.1% and shares of Workhorse Group (WKHS) up about 12.1% on the day.

Also showing relative strength are general contractors & builders shares, up on the day by about 4.6% as a group, led by Beazer Homes USA (BZH), trading higher by about 7.2% and Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV), trading higher by about 6.8% on Monday.

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Special District Leaders Discuss COVID Lessons-Learned and Next Steps

Special District Leaders Discuss COVID Lessons-Learned and Next Steps

 

Welcome to the latest issue of The Districts, where we chronicle the people, issues and activities impacting special districts across the U.S.











































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Welcome to the latest issue of The Districts, where we chronicle the people, issues and activities impacting special districts across the U.S. Our Special Districts Virtual Summit for the West Region brought together special district leaders from across the western U.S. to share lessons learned from the COVID response and discuss how these experiences are reshaping internal operations, citizen services and leadership strategies for the future.

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