Konkan Railway Conducts Trial Run For Further Extending RoRo Service Upto Calicut: Know More

Konkan Railway Conducts Trial Run For Further Extending RoRo Service Upto Calicut: Know More

August 20: The Konkan railway conducted the trial run for further extending its RoRo (roll on- roll off) service upto Kerala’s Calicut on August 19, Wednesday. The trial run was conducted at Railway tunnel route in Kulashekhara. Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) in collaboration with Southern Railway (SR) conducted a RoRo trial run for trucks between Surathkal and Kozhikode in Kerala.
Under this service, as many as 30 -40 goods laden trucks can be carried on railway wagons between two destinations. Presently the same is operational till Surathkal. The lorries carrying goods from Kerala to north Indian destinations are loaded onto a train at Suratkal.
Southern railway took the decision to extend the RoRo service till Calicut as it helps to reduce traffic congestion as well as air pollution.The service was also a blessing during the Covid 19 lockdown by ensuring the continuity of essential commodities supply chain.
The trial run was carried out as the route from of the Mangalore to Calicut is electrified. A make-shift structure, similar in dimensions to a goods truck, was carried on the wagon during the trial run. The 721-km RoRo service between Kolad and Surathkal takes around 21-24 hours for a one-way journey.

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