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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates India’s First Automobile In-Plant Railway Siding

In a historic moment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the inaugural automobile in-plant railway siding at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL). The ceremony, conducted via video conferencing, signifies a pivotal advancement in the execution of the Prime Minister’s flagship Gati Shakti programme.

A Milestone in Green Logistics

  • The primary objectives of this in-plant railway siding are to reduce the carbon footprint in logistics, decrease fossil fuel consumption, and alleviate road congestion.
  • Upon reaching full operational capacity, the Gujarat railway siding facility is poised to dispatch an impressive 300,000 cars annually to 15 destinations across India.
  • The collaborative effort behind this project includes Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development (G-RIDE), a partnership between the Government of Gujarat and Indian Railways.
  • Also involved in the collaboration are the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) and MSIL.

Maruti Suzuki’s Commitment to Sustainable Mobility

  • Maruti Suzuki has expressed a dedication to sustainable transportation, detailing its intentions to increase production capacity to 4 million units per year by 2030-31.
  • With increased vehicle dispatches expected via railways, the new in-plant railway facility will support Maruti Suzuki’s production expansion.
  • Maruti Suzuki’s integration of a railway siding facility within its plant marks a historic milestone, advancing green logistics in India.

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  • Managing Director & CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Limited: Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi


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