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Karnataka CM flags off first RO-RO train service between Bengaluru and Solapur

News: Karnataka Chief Minister has flagged off the first Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) service of the South Western Railways from Nelamangla (near Bengaluru) to Bale (near Solapur).

Facts:

  • Roll-On Roll-Off(RORO) Service: It is a concept of carrying road vehicles loaded with various commodities on open flat railway wagons.
  • First Introduced in: RO-RO train services were first introduced in Indian Railways on Konkan Railways in 1999.
  • Benefits: a) Faster movement of goods and essentials b) Reduces congestion on the roads c) Saves precious fuel d) Reduces carbon footprint e) No hassles of check posts/toll gates f) Seamless Interoperability between roads & railways and g) Ensuring uninterrupted supply of essential commodities.
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