Hyundai Motors resorts to Movement by rail to Nepal from Chennai in a bid to cut logistics cost, travel time

2021-01-16 10:45:37 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

South Korean auto major Hyundai Motor India Ltd. has used the rail mode for the export of a consignment of 125 cars to Nepal from Chennai in an effort to bring down logistics cost, travel time and to cut carbon footprint.

The consignment in 25 rakes was flagged off from the Walajabad Railway hub on Jan 14th

The consignment in 25 rakes was flagged off by S. Ganesh Mani, director, Production, HMIL, and S. Subramanian, additional divisional railway manager, Southern Railway, from the Walajabad Railway hub near Chennai on January 14th.

The train will reach the Nautanwa near the border town of Sonauli in North Bihar, from where the last-mile delivery will be through road. The overall rail cum-road movement time is expected to reduce to 5 days from 8 days, taking the cars faster and in a more eco-friendly manner to the customers, HMIL said in a statement.

“This is the first-ever eco-friendly exports operations to Nepal through railways,” Mr. Mani said.

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