Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) service where loaded trucks are directly carried by railway wagons to their destination. RORO is a service of ...
To overcome this problem, the Konkan Railways introduced a service RORO, where loaded trucks are moved on train flat wagons. This RORO service was started in the year January 26, 1999.
Konkan Railway operates RORO between two routes Kolad and Verna ( a distance of 417 km) and between Kolad and Suratkal ( a distance of 721 km). The Kolad-Verna would take 12 hrs through RORO service, whereas 24 hrs by road. And Kolad-Suratkal would take 22 hours through RORO, whereas the road transportation would take 40 hours.
The wagons carrying trucks:
The Konkan Railway Corporation is earning over Rs50 crore per annum. This service is being in use from 18 years, so far over 4 lakh trucks have been carried through this service.
The service reduces the maintenance cost of trucks, faster delivery of goods, no traffic issues and road safety.