ROLL ON - ROLL OFF:
The Ro - Ro scheme was first introduced in Konkan Railway in 1999. This enables carrying the loaded trucks directly on the railway wagons, thus reducing the expenditure on diesel, wear and tear of tyres and maintenance of trucks for truck operators.
This is providing faster turn round and higher profits to the transporters. This service ensures timely and safe delivery free of any risk factor and without multiple handling of consignments.
This is a regular service between Mangalore to Bombay on Western Ghats cutting down nearly 10 hours transit time. On finding the success, arrangements are made to run such trains between Bombay and Howrah on nominated days.
i) Less transit time
ii) Reduction in multiple handling.
iii) door to Door delivery
iv) Wear and tear of Road vehicles reduced.
v) Less Pollution.
vi) Savings in Patrol / Diesel Costs.
vii) More revenue to Railways.
viii) Improved wagon utilization.