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RORO train ......

RORO means Roll On Roll Off, where loaded trucks are directly carried by railway wagons to their destination.  I have seen this train earlier but captured it this time in my trip. There were total 54 trucks fully loaded with some type of goods/materials. 




Line of trucks .....

Last truck .....

Little Information about RORO Train - Konkan Railways passes through tough terrains of India.Truck drivers find it extremely difficult to drive loaded trucks through ghats, undulating surfaces, narrow roads and poor road and weather conditions. The KRC came with concept of RORO, where loaded trucks are moved on wagons and are travelled by train. This has helped in saving of fuels, decrease in wear and tear of lorries (trucks), relief to drivers of driving in extreme conditions, can reach faster to destination. This also helps in decongestion of roads and lowering of pollution. This concept has been beneficial for both truck operators and KRCL. The RORO service was started in 1998 between Kolad in Maharasthra to Surathkal in Karnataka. In the last 13 years, Konkan Railway has carried 2,54,731 trucks at an average of 22,000 trucks per year. (Source : Wikipedia).
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18 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots Deepa!

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    1. Thank you very much Sindhu :)

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  2. Interesting and informative. Thank you

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    1. Thank you very much Sir :)

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  3. Hi Deepa, How are you? I have posted one more fabric painting idea in Tantu. Hope you would like it too :)

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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    1. Hi, I am fine. How are you? Yes I read your post and loved it. Thanks a lot for sharing it :)

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  4. Quirky and fun shots!

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    1. Thank you very much Mridula :)

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  5. Thanks for capturing this and sharing with us. Got to know about this means of transport. Thanks.

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    1. Its my pleasure to share something new. Thank you very much Sir :)

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  6. Wow, although I was living in Mangalore for 28 years I have never seen these rails. I used to rarely travel by train. Wonderful captures and thank you for the sharing the info as well :)

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    1. Thank you very much Prasanna :)

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  7. A rare sight-thanks for sharing Deepa.

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    1. My pleasure :) Thank you very much Madam :)

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  8. very interesting concept and great pictures....

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    1. Thank you very much Sir:)

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    1. Thank you very much Madam :)

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