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Today (13:06) Maruti Suzuki uses the Indian Railways to transport 7.2 lakh cars over five years. (newschant.com)
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Indian Railways is becoming an increasingly preferred option among many car manufacturers for moving units from one place to another in the country and Maruti Suzuki has been growing at a rapid pace over the past few years. Maruti Suzuki reported on Tuesday that in the last five years it had transported more than 7.2 lakh cars through the country’s vast and complex railway network.

Transporting vehicles in diverse countries like India can often be a challenge and while transport trucks have been doing for years and years, the Indian Railways has
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been seen as a viable option in recent times. Maruti Suzuki says that not only is this transportation option more safe and secure, but it has also helped offset 3,200 metric tons of CO2 emissions, cumulatively.

(Read related: Rail on the road is fast becoming the preferred option for transporting cars. See here why)

Maruti Suzuki shipped 1.8 lakh units only in 2020-21 using the railroad option – about 13% of its total sales in this time period. This is by far the highest figure of the country’s largest carmaker. In 2019, 1.78 lakh units were transported via rail. (Full report here)

Using the rail option can make complete sense as it helps to reduce the national highways in the country. Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India, said, “There are many tangible benefits of transporting finished vehicles through railways. It is a clean, environmentally friendly means of transport.” “As a conscious effort at Maruti Suzuki, we have taken significant steps to increase vehicle transport through railways.”

Maruti first started taking the rail option to move its vehicles back in 2014, saying that there have been more than 100,000 truck trips on the country’s highways.

Indian Railways is also stressing on car manufacturers to assess the many benefits of using their special coaches. Its design arm – the Research Design and Standards Organization – came up with something called the BCACM, which doubled the capacity of ferry cars to trains – from 125 units to about 265 in one unit. Subsequent design upgrades took the number to 318 cars. Speeds up to 95 kmph.

Maruti Suzuki is the first auto manufacturer in the country to get an automobile freight train operator (AFTO) license. This allows private companies to build and operate high-speed, high-capacity autowagon rakes on the Indian Railways network. Currently, Maruti uses five loading terminals – Gurugram, Farukhnagar, Kathuwas, Patli and Detroz. There are 15 destination terminals which include major cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai – among others, Mundra Port in Gujarat.

Many other OEMs are also using rail services to carry vehicles from all four corners of the country. This includes Mahindra and Mahindra, Kia, among others.
Today (13:05) Indian Railways: Special trains on these routes of railways, check the details (www.uniquenewsonline.com)
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Indian Railways: Special trains on these routes of railways, check the details Indian Railways: Indian Railways is continuously increasing the number of trains keeping in mind the convenience of passengers. At the same time, due to the possibility of lockdown, the number of passengers is also increasing. In order to reduce congestion in trains, the railway is increasing its train services, so that passengers can get more and more travel options. In view of the number of passengers, the Central Railway has decided to run additional special trains. Booking of these trains has started from today. We are giving you information about the routes of some trains run by the Railways. Train number 01219: Panvel Gorakhpur special train Departure: 00.30 hrs. 21.4.2021 (midnight 20 / 21.4.2021) Reservation: Started at 08.00 on 20 April 2021 Train number 01321: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Raxaul Special Train Departure: 21.4.2021 at 21.15 pm Reservation: Started at...
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08.00 on 20 April 2021 Before that, the Indian Railways also said that, if there is no panic panic, trains will continue to run. Regular and special trains declared for long distances will continue to run. All these special trains will have to follow the rules of Kovid-19, whereas only passengers holding confirmed tickets will be able to travel in these trains. Arrived at the station 90 minutes ago The railway said, 'People are requested not to panic and do not rush at the stations, only 90 minutes before they reached the station. At the same time, in order to prevent the spread of corona virus epidemic, the Railways has made a provision to pay a fine of 500 rupees for not putting face masks on the train premises and trains or throwing spit there.

Indian Railways: Indian Railways is continuously increasing the number of trains keeping in mind the convenience of passengers. At the same time, due to the possibility of lockdown, the number of passengers is also increasing. In order to reduce congestion in trains, the railway is increasing its train services, so that passengers can get more and more travel options.

In view of the number of passengers, the Central Railway has decided to run additional special trains. Booking of these trains has started from today. We are giving you information about the routes of some trains run by the Railways.

Train number 01219: Panvel Gorakhpur special train

Departure: 00.30 hrs. 21.4.2021 (midnight 20 / 21.4.2021)

Reservation: Started at 08.00 on 20 April 2021

01219 पनवेल-गोरखपुर विशेष गाड़ी प्रस्थान 00.30 बजे दिनांक 21.4.2021 (20/21.4.2021 मध्य रात्रि)आरक्षण दिनांक 𝟮𝟬.𝟰.𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 को 𝟬𝟴.𝟬𝟬 बजे प्रारंभ। pic.twitter.com/P3S8jTQKOJ

Train number 01321: Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Raxaul Special Train

Departure: 21.4.2021 at 21.15 pm

Reservation: Started at 08.00 on 20 April 2021

01321 लोकमान्य तिलक टर्मिनस-रक्सौल विशेष गाड़ी प्रस्थान 21.15 बजे दिनांक 21.4.2021आरक्षण दिनांक 𝟮𝟬.𝟰.𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 को 𝟬𝟴.𝟬𝟬 बजे प्रारंभ। pic.twitter.com/tM1HUN6tZs

Before that, the Indian Railways also said that, if there is no panic panic, trains will continue to run. Regular and special trains declared for long distances will continue to run. All these special trains will have to follow the rules of Kovid-19, whereas only passengers holding confirmed tickets will be able to travel in these trains.

Arrived at the station 90 minutes ago

The railway said, ‘People are requested not to panic and do not rush at the stations, only 90 minutes before they reached the station.

At the same time, in order to prevent the spread of corona virus epidemic, the Railways has made a provision to pay a fine of 500 rupees for not putting face masks on the train premises and trains or throwing spit there.
Today (13:04) Indian Railways starts special trains to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar for migrant workers after Delhi imposes lockdown (zeenews.india.com)
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Indian Railways’ Northern Railway zone on Tuesday (April 20) added special trains from New Delhi to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the next three days to cater to demand as migrant workers who seek to head back to their native states. 
New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Northern Railway zone on Tuesday (April 20) added special trains from New Delhi to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the next three days to cater to demand as migrant workers who seek to head back to their native states. 

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the announcement of 6-day lockdown in Delhi on Monday (April 19), a large number of workers were witnessed arriving at railway stations. The Indian Railways have announced two special trains to help such travellers.



One of the two special trains to Sharasa, Bihar will start today, while the second train will be heading to Bhagalpur, Bihar tomorrow. 

According to information received from Northern Railway, a train called Summer Special will run from Anand Vihar Terminal today to Saharsa at 11:15 at night. 



This special train en route Aligarh, Tundla, Etawah, Kanpur Central, Ash Bagh, Badshahnagar, Barabanki, Gonda, Basti, Khalilabad, Gorakhpur, Deoria Sadar, Siwan, Chapra, Sonpur, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Dalsingh Sarai, Barauni, Begusarai. , Will stay at Khagaria and Mansi stations.

New Delhi-Bhagalpur Summer Special Express will depart from New Delhi at 11:15 pm on Wednesday (April 21). The train will reach Bhagalpur at 07:30 in the evening the next day. On the way, this special train will stop at Kanpur Central, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Jn or Mughalsarai, Patna, Patna Sahib, Fatua, Bakhtiyarpur, Barh, Mokama, Hathidah, Kiul, Kajra, Abhaypur, Dharahara, Jamalpur, Bariarpur and Sultanganj stations. 



The authorities added that reservation is necessary for boarding these trains. Adding that the passengers are advised to make reservations in these two special trains at least four hours before the train departs.

Additionally, UP Minister Sidharth N Singh on Tuesday said, “after Delhi CM imposed lockdown, ripple effects were seen on its contiguous borders with Ghaziabad & Noida as migrant workers were left to fend for themselves. UP CM facilitated buses last night to help 70,000-1 lakh workers to reach their native places.”

Meanwhile, India registered 2,59,170 new COVID-19 cases and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, the data by the Union Health Ministry showed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) morning.
Today (13:03) Indian Railways gears up to run Oxygen Express trains in response to its fight against COVID-19 (newsonair.com)
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Today (13:02) Gautam Adani, R Madhavan And Others Praise Railway Employee Who Saved A Child (whilenews.com)
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mayur Shelke was felicitated for his bravery in saving a child who fell on train tracks.

A railway official in Maharashtra is being hailed a hero for saving the life of a boy who fell on the tracks – right in the way of an oncoming train. CCTV footage that has been widely circulated online shows Mayur Shelke running towards the child and hauling him out of the train’s way in the nick of time. 
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The CCTV footage was shared on Twitter yesterday by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who praised Mr Shelke’s “exceptionally courageous act” in risking his own life to save the child. In the footage, the child is seen losing his balance on the edge of a deserted platform and falling onto the tracks. Right then, railway pointsman Mayur Shelke is seen running towards the child. He manages to reach the child and rescue him just as the train pulls into the platform. 

According to news agency ANI, the incident occurred at platform two of Vangani Railway Station on April 17. 

“Very proud of Mayur Shelke, Railwayman from the Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai who has done an exceptionally courageous act, risked his own life and saved a child’s life,” Mr Goyal wrote while sharing the video on Twitter. “His act cannot be compared with any prize or money, but he will be rewarded for fulfilling his responsibility, and motivating humanity with his work,” he added. 

Very proud of Mayur Shelke, Railwayman from the Vangani Railway Station in Mumbai who has done an exceptionally courageous act, risked his own life & saved a child’s life. pic.twitter.com/0lsHkt4v7M

— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) April 19, 2021

Praise has been pouring in for Mayur Shelke since the video was released on social media. 

The Ministry of Railways shared a clip which shows the staff and DRM of Central Railway’s Mumbai Division applauding Mr Shelke. He was also felicitated for his courageous act by the Central Railway.

Shri Mayur Shelkhe the ‘real life hero’ appreciated by staff & DRM of Mumbai Division of Central Railway. ???????? pic.twitter.com/8fCSR6S4Vy

— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 19, 2021

Gautam Adani, Chairman of Adani Group, praised the railway pointsman’s bravery in a tweet shared on Monday. “I salute Mayur Shelke’s selflessness and exemplary heroism,” he wrote. “Mayur, your bravery inspires us all.”

I salute Mayur Shelke’s selflessness and exemplary heroism. This railway pointsman risked his own life to save the life of a child who fell on the tracks at Vangani station in Maharashtra. Mayur, your bravery inspires us all. pic.twitter.com/lX08pBY9I5

— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) April 19, 2021

Actor R Madhavan also took to Twitter to share a note of appreciation for the “true life hero”

God BLESS this TRUE LIFE HERO .. Mayur Shelkhe Ji.. Tumhala कोटि कोटि प्रणाम। Ishwar आपको और आपके परिवार को sadha सुखी रखें। click here

— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 19, 2021

IPS Swati Lakra also took to Twitter to share the video. “Kudos,” she wrote.

Railway Employee Mr.Mayur Shelke (Points man) Vangani (Mumbai Division of Central Railway)risked his own life and saved the child whose mother was visually challenged.Kudos ????????@RailMinIndiapic.twitter.com/AlpJqwGqLv

— Swati Lakra (@SwatiLakra_IPS) April 19, 2021

IAS Supriya Sahu hailed the railway employee a “real hero” in her post

Real Hero ???? commendable deed by Railway Empolyee Mr.Mayur Shelke, risking his own life and saving the kid. Salute ???? #Mayurshelkepic.twitter.com/XlT5m6tSmt

— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) April 19, 2021

Take a look at some of the other reactions:

That’s why Heroes need not wear cape! Hats off to Mayur Shelke ji for saving the boy’s life. @PiyushGoyalclick here

— Suhas Gopinath (@suhasgopinath) April 19, 2021

Salute Mayur Shelke’s selflessness and exemplary heroism. As a Railway pointsman, he risked his own life to save the life of a child who fell on the tracks at Vangani station in Maharashtra. What an inspiration! pic.twitter.com/uxJsYlnJi7

— Achyuta Samanta (@achyuta_samanta) April 19, 2021

What a great rescue! Selfless man, puts his life at risk to save the child’s life. Bravo Mr.Mayur Shelke???????????????? click here

— Dr. Varun Kumar IPS (@VarunKumarIPSTN) April 19, 2021

Speaking to ANI, Mr Shelke said that the child was accompanied on the platform by a visually impaired woman, who could not do much to help him. “She could do nothing. I ran towards the child but also thought that I might be in danger too. Still, I thought I should save him,” he was quoted as saying. “The woman was very emotional and thanked me a lot. Minister Piyush Goyal also called me up,” he added.
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