100 Vehicles loaded and dispatched on Freight Wagons from Wallajahbad Rail Auto Hub

WALLAJAHBAD: The Rail Auto Hub (RAH) at the Wallajahbad railway station, inaugurated by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in March last year, has come alive this week with the loading of vehicles manufactured by various automobile units functioning in Kancheepuram district.

Around 100 cars, manufactured at a plant in Irrungattukottai near Sriperumbudur, were brought to the parking area of the RAH on March 20. On Saturday, the cars were loaded on to specially-designed freight wagons, which had arrived from Arakonam.

In May last year, 124 cars were transported from the hub to Changsari railway station in Assam. After that consignment, not much activity has happened at the RAH, except for some infrastructure development work, such as the construction of a small parking lot and the installation of a high mast lamp.

At the time of the inauguration, Railway officials had claimed they were confident of transporting 10 lakh units of cars manufactured at automobile industries in Maraimalai Nagar, Irungattukottai and Oragadam to various destinations in the country and to the two ports in Chennai.

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