India Railways officially launched a special Time Tabled Auto Express freight train. This express train will ensure faster delivery of automobiles in a time bound manner which would go a long way in enhancing confidence of the auto industry in Indian Railways.
As on date, around 2,000 automobiles are transported each month between Gurgaon (Haryana) and Nidavanda (Karnataka). With this new Time Tabled Auto Express number of automobiles which will be transported are slated to increase by 300%, to around 6,000 automobiles. At the same time, number of trips will also increase as the train can travel faster than older one.
These trains have wagons that can travel upto 100 kmph thereby reducing duration from 70 hours to 57 hours. Timely delivery of automobiles is of prime importance in the auto sector and this new Time Tabled Auto Express will also provide quality service as regular running is scheduled as per requirements. The domestic auto sector, one of the largest in the world sees annual production of 24 million vehicles. In 2015-16 a total of 708 rakes carried 2,35,907 vehicles which included two, three and four wheelers.