Railways have set major targets for automobile shipments for the next two years. Railways intends to ship 20 percent of its shipments in 2021-22, while it aims to increase it to 30 percent in 2023-24 next year. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held an important meeting with the leaders of the automobile industry on Saturday. It was attended by representatives from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and the Automotive Tire Manufacturers Association (ATMA).

In the Corona era, Indian Railways is moving very fast in the field of goods loading and setting new records. Now the railway’s focus is on automobile shipments and a lot of efforts are being made for this. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal held an important meeting with the leader of the automobile sector on Saturday. It was attended by Tata Motors, Hyundai Motors, Ford Motors Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda India and Maruti Suzuki Ltd. from SIAM. Representatives of the Automobile Freight Train Operators (FPOS) and Automotive Tire Manufacturers Association (ATMA) were also present with them.

Exemption of Terminal Charge to Automobile Traffic:
Railways have completely exempted  automobile traffic from payment of terminal charge to increase automobile loading. Along with this, seven new terminals have also been started this year for automobile traffic. It is noteworthy that in the year 2013-14, the railway’s automobile loading was 429 rakes which increased to 1595 rakes in the year 2019-20. In the first 6 months of this year (April to September), the Railways have loaded 836 racks of automobiles, which is much higher than the 731 rakes of the previous year.

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