India's first double decker goods train ready

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Jagadhari, Jun 2 (UNI) The Northern Railways workshop here has rolled out the country's first double-decker goods train that would drastically cut down the time and cost factors in delivery of small cars.

According to the double-decker goods train project incharge Manish Pande, the train having 45 double-level wagons was flagged off here yesterday for the Mudra Port at Gurgaon.

The train, specially fashioned out of the old goods train at the cost of Rs 3.7 crore, would be able to carry 270 cars at a time, Mr Pande said.

The special feature of the train is that there would be no need for crane to lift the cars and vehicles would be driven up and down the boggies on an adjustable plateform, he said.

Mr pande said that to ensure the safety of the double-decker, specialists from Lucknow-based Research Design Standard Organisation were roped in to develop the train.

The train was developed on the request of Maruti Udyog to cut down the financial costs and time in delivery of cars and the train would begin ferrying goods as soon as modalities like fare were worked out, he said.

Mr Pande said that the Railways was confident about the success of its double-dacker train venture and had decided to build new boggies for the train at Eastern Railway's Jamalpur Railway Workshop in Bihar.

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