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