10 July 2018

Indian Railways Introduces 1st Double Stack Dwarf Container Service

Indian Railways Introduces 1st Double Stack Dwarf Container Service


Under the guidance of Piyush Goyal, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways and Coal, in order to capture the lost traffic through the new delivery model for domestic cargo, Indian Railways has introduced Double Stack Dwarf Container Services. This freight train was flagged off from Western Railway’s Rajkot railway station on its maiden commercial run.

This train was booked from the Reliance Rail Siding at Kanalus to Rewari in the state of Haryana. Due to this Double Stacked Dwarf Container service, Indian Railways has received increased revenue of Rs. 18.50 lakhs. The Double Stacked Container is 6 ft 4 inches in height and can run on electrified tracks.

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • John Mathai was the first Railways Minister of Independent India.

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