PUNE DIVISION of Indian Railways earned Rs 45.51 crore in revenues solely by transporting automobiles from numerous vehicle producers within the industrial areas of the district within the monetary yr ending March 31.

As per officers in Pune division, automobiles manufactured at factories of Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Skoda and Volkswagen had been despatched to numerous locations inside India in addition to to the neighbouring nations, together with Bangladesh and Nepal.

In comparison with the final fiscal yr, there was a 143 per cent hike in revenues earned by the division by transporting vehicles.

“In April 2021-March 2022 fiscal, Pune division ran 301 freight trains (with 7,558 wagons) to move vehicles manufactured within the neighborhood. The automobiles had been loaded from Chinchwad and Khadki stations. The income earned, Rs 54.51 crore, is the best ever on this phase,” mentioned Manoj Jhavar, Public Relations Officer, Pune division.

“Final yr (2020-21), the division operated 103 freight trains for this and earned Rs 18.83 crore in income…The railway is a reliablemode of freight transport and we’re hopeful the business will proceed to make use of its companies,” mentioned a press assertion.