Single vs DOUBLE Stack CONTAINER Train : Indian Railways

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Double Stack Container Train rail transport is a form of inter-modal freight transport where inter-modal containers are stacked one above the other.The coupling holes are all female on the upper portion of the Container and it takes a double male twist-lock beneath the container to securely mate container stacks together. With the container boxes stacked two-high, a double-stack train can potentially double the capacity in a Single train run. This effectively allows the company to move boxes out of the port area at a faster velocity in each train run, thereby easing congestion.

INDIA'S FIRST double-stack train was flagged off by former Minister of Railways Laloo Prasad Yadav on March 23 2006. Starting from the Kanakpura Inland Container Depot near Jaipur in Rajasthan, the train ran to the Arabian Sea port of Pipavav in Gujarat, a distance of 950 km. THE route was later extended up to Gurgaon in Haryana.

Route followed by trains from NCR (Gurgaon) is Rewari ,Ringus, Phulera, Ajmer, Palanpur, Samakhiali, Gandhidham, Mundra Port and Pipavav Port.

Train length is currently limited to 45 wagons by the length of passing loops, equivalent to 180TEUs. Maximum speed is 75 KPH. At present the service can only accepts 8ft 6in boxes.

CONCOR : Container Corporation of India ltd.

Location : Taj Nagar, Haryana State, Northern Railways.

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