Railways redesigning wagons, overhauling infra to transport more SUVs

Among cars, UVs have seen the highest growth during the past few years


The national transporter will have taller wagons that can include more cars--especially SUVs--within the same goods train, a Railways official said

Dhruvaksh SahaDeepak Patel New Delhi
Indian Railways is redesigning wagons and overhauling track infrastructure so that more cars, especially sport utility vehicles (SUVs), can be transported on its good trains, Business Standard has learnt.

Through these steps, the Railways aims to halve the cost of freight for automakers, its officials said. Indian Railways transported 2,206 rakes of passenger vehicles (PVs) across the country in the current financial year, registering a growth of 68 per cent over the previous year.

Almost half the 2.27 million PVs sold in India during the first half of FY23 were utility vehicles (UVs), according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). While overall PV sales were up 35.5 per cent in H1FY23, the sales growth in the UV segment was

First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 06:10 AM IST

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