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India’s first automobile company to have a railway siding facility inaugurated

India’s first automobile company to have a railway siding facility inaugurated

The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first automobile in-plant railway siding at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), via video conferencing today. As part of the Prime Minister’s flagship Gati Shakti program, this in-plant railway siding aims to reduce the carbon footprint in logistics, bring down fossil fuel consumption, and reduce road congestion. 

Once fully operational, the Gujarat railway siding facility can dispatch 300,000 cars annually to 15 destinations across India. The project is a collaboration between Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development (G-RIDE), a Government of Gujarat and Indian Railways partnership, along with Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), and MSIL.

Dedicating the project to green logistics, Mr. Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “We are honored to be part of the Prime Minister’s ambitious Gati Shakti program that fosters efficiencies in logistics. 

Mr. Takeuchi added, “As we gear to double our production capacity from the present 2 million units per annum to 4 million units per annum by 2030–31, the dispatches of vehicles from railways too will increase multi fold. This in-plant railway facility reinforces our commitment towards sustainable mobility.”