Maruti has announced to have delivered more than 1.88 lac vehicles via railways during the financial year 2020-21. According to the company, it has transported over 7.20 lac vehicles using the rail route since 2016-17, cumulatively offsetting more than 3,200 MT of CO2 emissions.
1.88 lac vehicles amount for nearly 13% of Maruti Suzuki sales during the fiscal year 2020-21. According to the MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, Kenichi Ayukawa:
“The transportation of finished vehicles via railways has many tangible benefits. It is a clean, environment-friendly mode of transportation. It reduces congestion on highways and there is more space available for other vehicles. Therefore, as a conscious effort at Maruti Suzuki, we have taken important steps to enhance vehicle transportation via railways.”
Among the popular vehicles currently sold by Maruti Suzuki India are the Alto, S-Presso, WagonR, Celerio, Eeco, Swift, Ignis, Baleno, Dzire, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, S-Cross and the Super Carry.
Initially these operations were started using single-deck wagons with a capacity to carry 125 units. However, due to growing volumes, the single deck wagons will soon get replaced by high-capacity wagons with a twin-deck rake, which can carry around 265 cars– more than double the current capacity.
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