DP World launches rail service connecting Hazira to Delhi/NCR
Saral service starting from Hazira will provide assured door-to-door delivery within 72 hours
DP World flagged off a first-of-its-kind dedicated rail freight service - Saral - from Hazira in Surat, Gujarat, to the National Capital Region (NCR).
Saral, which stands for sustainable, assured, reliable, and agile logistics, will provide door-to-door sustainable cargo solutions for businesses based in South Gujarat and connect them to markets in and around the NCR region and vice versa, says an official release.
"The new Saral rail freight service will link important markets in South Gujarat such as Surat, Vapi, Valsad, Vadodara, Bharuch and Ankleshwar to markets in and around the NCR such as Western Uttar Pradesh, Eastern Rajasthan, Haryana, and South Punjab."
Adhendru Jain, Vice President, Rail and Inland Terminals, DP World Subcontinent says: “Ensuring resilient infrastructure and streamlined logistics is essential for enhancing economic growth and facilitating seamless domestic trade. Currently, the businesses in South Gujarat are primarily using roadways for cargo movement. Saral, our new rail freight service, offers them a more sustainable way to move cargo with enhanced connectivity between Gujarat and NCR. In addition, our track and trace technology will provide complete visibility of the cargo to customers. We are deeply committed to create innovative solutions for our customers that are sustainable as well as efficient for the supply chain.”
The Saral service, along with DP World’s multimodal network which provides the last and first mile connectivity facilitated by container trailer trucks, ensures secure delivery from the factory to the desired drop location within 72 hours, the release added. "This multimodal play of truck and rail will lead to reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. DP World will also provide cargo owners with a sustainability certificate that highlights the reduction of CO2 emissions achieved by each user of the Saral service."