Two-wheelers ride on rails
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Two-wheelers ride on rails

October 13, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Giving further push to automobile transportation, South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru Division, loads TVS two-wheelers in New Modified Goods (NMG) rake from Kadakola to Changsari near Guwahati, Assam, covering a distance of nearly 3,000 kms.

This traffic has come to Railways due to sustained efforts of Business Development Unit set up on the Division.

NMG rakes are modified coaches to facilitate the easy movement of automobiles. One full NMG rake has 25 coaches. On an average, one coach can carry 40 two-wheelers, thus carrying around 1,000 vehicles in one move. This traffic was hitherto moved by road. Marketing efforts of the Business Development Unit of the Division is yielding promising returns. Mysuru Division has recently captured new agricultural commodities such as Areca nut, ginger, spices, coconut etc., from various corners of the State. Iron Ore traffic is also diversified with longer lead to Goa and Maharashtra.

‘SWIFT’ Digital  Initiative

In a major digital initiative to help plan the transportation flows and optimise freight operations for freight managers, Commercial Department of Mysuru Division has launched a mobile application called SWIFT — Single Window for Integrated Freight Transportation.

The app will be a one stop destination for the customers to access requisite details and helps the customers to know the procedure to book parcel and freight step by step, to locate the nearby goods sheds, contact number of respective staff, special trains running, types of wagons for types of commodities and interactive ‘May I Help’ interface. This App is available in play store for downloading, according to a press release from Priya Shetty, Divisional Commercial Manager and Senior PRO, SWR.

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