Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) in collaboration with Indian Railways has flagged off India's first Flexi Deck Auto-Wagon rake, which sets a new benchmark in transportation of new cars through railways. The 'Flexi deck auto-wagon rake' provides advantages of higher capacity, flexibility, faster speed and environment friendliness through rail transportation of car.
Mr. Arunendra Kumar, Chairman, Railway Board and Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, jointly flagged of the country's first ever train designed specifically to transport cars from one location to other. The train is designed by Indian Railways's Research Design and Standards Organization, and has got 20 per cent additional capacity as compared to the current twin-decker rakes.
With this, the Maruti Suzuki India becomes first automobile company to get a flexi deck auto-wagon rakes. Speaking on the occassion of the flag-off, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki said, “ We are delighted to have initiated this contemporary mode of transport to the Indian automobile industry. Indian Railways deserves all the credit for their foresight and tremendous enthusiasm and co-operation to make this initiative move from a concept to reality within a short span of around 36 months.”
Mr.M.M.Singh, Chief Operating Officer (Production), Maruti Suzuki said, 'The induction of 'flexi deck auto-wagon rake' will start a new chapter in automotive logistics in the country. Trains are one of the fastest, safest and eco-friendly modes of transportation. With these newly designed rakes we have been able to increase the load carrying capacity along with a high flexibility to cater to a variety of vehicle dimensions. We are happy that Indian Railways supported the initiative of Maruti Suzuki to enhance the country's transportaion infrastructure.”
Source : CarDekho -