Mumbai: The first trial of ro-ro train services between Jawaharlal Nehru Port to Boisar was a success on Thursday. As reported by The Asian Age, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu and MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe had asked the Railways to look into the possibility of running trains on whose flat wagons trucks that ply on the Thane-Belpaur road would piggyback, reducing traffic congestion and pollution caused by fuel emissions.
Railway officials have said that they would be getting in touch with JNPT authorities to know how many trucks are usually transported from the port everyday. An official, on the condition of anonymity, said, “We will not be able to transport big containers as their height will be an impediment to the overhead wires and electrical equipment above the wagons. But, yes, the trial was an absolute success”.
Western Railway divisional railway manager Mukul Jain said, “The train was handed over to us at Vasai Road at 3.30 pm and the trial seems to have taken place without any glitches up to Boisar station. Now, it will take us about a month to build a ramp on which we will load and unload the trucks onto the highway, which is located only 2-3 km from the station”.