In an initiative for faster delivery of cars , Indian railways launched new freight carrier train ‘Auto Express’. The first time-tabled auto freight train will ferry cargo from Gurgaon to Nidvanda. Currently, almost 2000 cars are transported between Gurgaon and Nidavanda every month. With the launch of the time-tabled auto-car freight train, the volume is expected to go up along with the number of trips, thus resulting in an increase to nearly 6000 cars a month.“
Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohd Jamshed said that railways has earlier launched time-tabled Cargo Express and now Auto Express to ensure faster movement of traffic. He further added that these special trains have wagons to run 100 km per hour which will decrease the travel time from 70hrs to 57 hrs. Auto cargo is time sensitive and hence time-tabled running is important to ensure quality service.