Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has announced the export of 125 cars to Nepal through Indian Railways. The said export operation is claimed to be an eco-friendly one and a first-ever by the company. With this step, the company is claiming to help reduce carbon footprint by 20,260 tonnes.
The said export consignment was flagged-off by Ganesh Mani S, Director-Production, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, and S Subramanian, Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, from the Walajabad Railway Hub near the Irungattukkottai-based HMIL Production facility located outside Chennai.
The train will be reaching the India-Nepal border at Nautanwa near Sonauli, from where the last-mile delivery will be done through the roadways owing to the topography of Nepal.
The company stated in a press release that the overall on-road movement time is expected to reduce from 8 days to 5 days and hence the cars will be delivered faster and in an eco-friendly manner to the customers. Hyundai currently exports cars to 88+ countries and the company surpassed the 3 million vehicle export milestone in 2020. In order to be more precise, the company completed 5 lakh exports in March 2008 while the 10 lakh exports figure was achieved in February 2010.
Following this, the company achieved the 20 lakh export milestone in March 2014 while the 30 lakh feat was achieved in January last year.