Maruti Suzuki takes a big leap in green logistics

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) reaffirmed its commitment to green logistics by surpassing a landmark of 2 million cumulative vehicle dispatches using railways. This feat makes Maruti Suzuki, India’s first automobile company to attain this eco-milestone.

The company has rapidly scaled up its vehicle dispatches through railways from 65,700 units in FY 2014-15 to 447,750 units in FY 2023-24. Railways offer a congestion free, safer, and energy-efficient alternative to road transportation of vehicles. Today, the company dispatches vehicles to 20 destinations, serving over 450 cities using Indian railways.

Earlier this year, under the PM Gati Shakti programme, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first automobile in-plant railway siding at Maruti Suzuki’s Gujarat facility. This facility has a capacity to dispatch ~300,000 vehicles per annum. The next in-plant railway siding is in progress at Manesar facility and will be operational soon. The use of Indian railways for vehicle dispatches supports the objectives of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #13 focused on climate action.

Tags: Green Logistics, Maruti Suzuki, Railways
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