Railway assures Automobile industry associations to resolve their concerns on priority

New Delhi [India], October 10 (ANI): Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday met with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automobile Freight Train Operators (AFTOs), Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), and discussed ways to boost Automobile loading through Railways.

According to an official release, the participants in the interaction were informed about the steps taken by Railways to promote loading of automobiles, which has led to this “quantum jump” – and were asked to bring more loading to Rail.

The participants were assured that all possible help will be extended to them, and all their concerns and issues will be addressed on priority, the release said.

Railways said the total loading of automobiles through railway was only 429 rakes in 2013-14, which has increased to 1,595 rakes 2019-20.

It said that Railways is aiming to achieve a modal share of Automobile loading to 20 per cent by the end

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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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Real estate gold mine in railway stations

Here are a few takeaways from the meeting: as it is a Unesco World Heritage site, the old structure cannot be touched. The plan is to restore the station to its pre-1930 glory by demolishing the nearby buildings that housed administration offices, an eyesore by any standard. The refurbished station will function like a city-centre mall complete with retail outlets, eateries, entertainment facilities, hotels and souvenir shops, among others.

Since CSMT caters to over one million commuters daily during normal operations, arrival and departure need to be segregated. The core operations such as train and parcel movement, signaling and ticketing will continue to remain with the railways. The project will try to integrate various modes such as the proposed fast track of Harbour Line that connects the island city to Navi Mumbai, and the metro line, to make it a transport hub.

Two weeks earlier, a similar pre-bid meeting was

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