Time-tabled Freight Train Auto Express Time Table
About the Railway’s vision by 2020, Shri Suresh Prabhu announced in the Railway Budget 2016 that, by 2020, long-felt desires of the common man to be fulfilled i.e, reserved accommodation on trains available on demand, time tabled freight trains, high end technology to improve safety record, elimination of all unmanned level crossings,improved punctuality, higher average speed of freight trains, semi high speed trains running along the golden quadrilateral, zero direct discharge of human waste. YES, Railway once again fulfilled the promise by announcing New Time-Tabled Freight Train Auto Express
Ministry of Railways launched a time-table
d freight train for the auto sector on Delhi-Bengaluru
route after launching a time-tabled container freight train. Indian Railways has introduced time tabled goods container train (Cargo Express) on 15.06.2016
and time tabled automobile trains on 12.07.2016.
The time tabled container goods trains are running between
- Okhla (Delhi) and Whitefield (Bengaluru), and
- Okhla (Delhi) and Tondiarpet (Chennai).
Also read : Time tabled Container
In both the directions.
The time tabled automobile trains are running between
- Gurgaon (Haryana) and Nidvanda (Karnataka), and
- Kathuwas (Rajasthan) and Melpakkam (Tamilnadu).
In both the directions.
The customers can send goods/parcels in such trains through the services offered by Container Train Operators on payment of the charges for transportation of their goods.
Such freight trains are not confined only to one Zonal Railways, but they traverse over a number of Zonal Railway systems. Time tabled freight trains have been introduced on demand and based on feasibility of running them between pairs of stations on an available path. At present based on demand and feasibility the above two container and two automobile trains have been introduced.
Targeting 25 per cent rail share in automobile traffic, railways launched time-tabled Auto Express from Gurgaon to Nidvanda to ensure faster delivery of cargo on 12th July, 2016.
The domestic auto sector is one of the largest in the world with annual production of about 24 million vehicles. During year 2015-16, IR has loaded 708 rakes carrying 2,35,907 units of four-wheeler / three-wheeler / two-wheeler.
IR’s present rail share in the automobile transportation is only about 3 per cent. The production and consumption pattern of Automobile is growing in such a way that there is substantial demand for transporting automobiles from one area to other area – to a distance much beyond 500 m. Indian Railway is targeting to achieve 25% rail share of auto traffic.
At present Major OD pairs are : Delhi – Chennai, Delhi – Bangalore, Chennai – Guwahati. Delhi –Bangalore is one of the most important OD pair for Auto transportation. AUTO Cargo is time sensitive and hence Time Tabled running is important to ensure quality service.
The Time Table for Gurgaon–Nidvanda- Gurgaon circuit is as follows:-
MATHURA JN. (MTJ)
- Days of Run Ex Gurgaon on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
- Days of Run Ex Nidvanda Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.