नई दिल्ली New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways has approved a pilot project on trial basis for running of RoadRailer train and signed a MoU with a private firm to increase freight earnings. Presently, transportation of trucks by rail wagons is undertaken under the nomenclature ‘Roll-on Roll-off’ scheme on the network of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited. To improve the freight share of the Railways, the following ‘inventive steps’ have been taken as follows:
- Procurement of wagons by private investors through public-private partnership mode under the following schemes:
a) Liberalised Wagon Investment Scheme.
b) Wagon Leasing Scheme.
c) Special Freight Train Operators Scheme.
d) Automobile Freight Train Operators Scheme.
e) Special Parcel Train Operator Scheme.
- Private investment for development of private freight terminals through public-private partnership mode.
- Development of eastern and western dedicated freight corridors.
- Automatic freight rebate for traffic loaded in inter-zonal traditional empty flow direction.