• Maruti Suzuki has managed to transport 1.78 lakh via freight trains in FY2020 alone.
  • It claims this has significantly helped reduce carbon footprint and save 100 million litres of diesel.
  • The company currently uses BCACBM cargo rakes with carrying capacity of 265 to 318 units each.

India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has been driving towards sustainability in the mobility ecosystem in more ways than one. While it was the first automaker to announce its exit from making diesel-powered cars in the BS6 regime, it has been making strides when it comes to adopting environment-friendly means to transport new vehicles produced at its plants to dealerships across the country.

Starting March 2014, the company began using rail transportation, with its first despatch taking place through double-decker flexi-deck rakes of the Indian Railways. Since then, rail transportation…

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