New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Wednesday stated it has commenced export shipments via railways mode, with the dispatch of the primary consignment of 125 automobiles going to Nepal. The primary export consignment was flagged-off from the Walajabad Railway hub close to the corporate’s Irungattukottai-based manufacturing facility outdoors Chennai, the auto main stated in a press release.

The practice will attain the India-Nepal border at Nautanwa close to the border city of Sonauli, from the place the last-mile supply will likely be via the roadways owing to the topography of Nepal, it added.

The general on-road motion time is predicted to cut back from 8 days to five days, bringing the automobiles quicker and extra eco-friendly method to the purchasers, the corporate stated.

“As a progressive OEM, all our manufacturing processes observe inexperienced practices for the conservation of pure assets…To additional improve our initiatives, now we have commenced our first-ever eco-friendly exports operations via Railways by dispatching 125 automobiles in 25 rakes on this first consignment to Nepal, lowering Carbon footprint by 20,260 tons,” HMIL Director-Manufacturing Ganesh Mani S stated.

The corporate already ships round 14 per cent of its home automobile volumes by the rail route as a substitute of the highway, he added.

HMIL exports to over 88 international locations from its Chennai facility. It has already surpassed the 30 lakh automobile export milestone final yr.