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Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Services of Konkan Railway  
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Nov 05 2013 (18:57)

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Roll On Roll Off (RORO) Services of Konkan Railway

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Nov 05 2013 (15:06)
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Roll On - Roll Off Services and Benefits
Konkan Railways’ novel experiment with `Roll-on Roll-off’ of trucks over BRN wagons has been a resounding success. In this arrangement trucks are loaded through a ramp provided at the dead-end of a loop on BRN wagons which have been suitably modified for through passage of trucks over them. Before loading over the BRNs, the trucks are weighed and passed under a height gauge (maximum height – 3.4 metres above road level) to ensure that they conform to the maximum moving dimensions for safe passage. The driver and cleaner of the truck travel along, sleeping in their truck cabin.

Benefits of RORO services : -
RORO services save precious fuel for the nation.
Speed of Ro-Ro train is fast enough as compared to movement by Road
Terminal time of loading/unloading is just 15 to 20 minutes in Ro-Ro.
Better turnaround of trucks.
No risk of accidents
No wear and tear of trucks
Less pollution as trucks are not plying on the roads.
Tariff is competitive to sustain the market forces.
No hassle of octroi, toll etc.
No detentions at terminals
No paper work
Roll On Roll Off service is presently available between the following points :
Kolad (145 kms. from Mumbai) and Verna (12 kms. from Madgaon)
Verna and Surathkal (20 kms. from Manglore)
Kolad and Suratkal
Ankola and Surathkal
SR.NO | Service | Rate per vehicle upto 15 MT | Additional Rate per MT above 15MT
1. Kolad – Verna Rs. 4200/- Rs. 300/-
2. Verna - Kolad Rs. 4200/- Rs. 300/-
3 Kolad – Surathkal Rs. 8000/- Rs. 500/-
4 Surathkal – Kolad Rs. 8000/- Rs. 500/-
Rates are subject to change from time to time, customers are advised to contact the station for details.
i) Maximum gross weight of vehicle permitted on RORO service is 40 MT
ii) For rates of Verna-Surathkal Service please contact Station Manager/Verna or Surathkal
iii) For rates of Ankola – Surathkal service – please contact Station Manager/Ankola or Surathkal.
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