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Dwarf containers may soon cross city

Monday, July 09, 2018
By A Staff Reporter

This weekend, the country's first double stack dwarf container train was flagged off at Rajkot railway station. It was a big achievement for the freight train network as these containers, being smaller in height could now be used to transport more goods in one go.

This is an important breakthrough as it will help the railways generate more revenue and become a viable option for manufacturers to transport goods that are usually sent by roadways.

“There are a few clearances that we need but we are definitely planning to use these containers across all divisions, including Mumbai Division,” said Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Western Railway.

Despite being smaller in size, the dwarf containers have a capacity of 30,500 kg. Presently, due to height constraints, the regular double stack containers can run  only on a few chosen routes. However, that issue is resolved with the new dwarf containers as they can be run on most tracks very easily.

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