Readers only offer: Get additional Rs 200 off on 'The Better Home' powerful natural cleaners. Shop Now
Indian Railways’ RORO Service Might Just Be the Solution to Delhi’s Pollution Woes

Indian Railways’ RORO Service Might Just Be the Solution to Delhi’s Pollution Woes

As air pollution continues to be a considerable problem for the nation’s capital, authorities might have found a novel way of keeping the level of pollutants low. And it has to do with literally giving vehicles a “lift.”

The concept is called Green Transportation and its genius may lie in its simplicity. Through a method called Roll-on Roll-off (RORO), heavy commercial vehicles will be boarded onto flat wagons at beginning of the city limits and will be offloaded at the other end of the city.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu was at hand to flag off the pilot project, which will try to figure out if such a concept can be implemented in other regions too.

In May 2016, the railways had launched a similar RORO scheme in Bihar in a bid to control the pollution levels of the river Ganga.

Photo source: Facebook

Speaking about the project to the Hindustan Times, an official part of the initiative said that the goal will be to begin small to assess feasibility. The newspaper quotes the official as saying, “The RORO service has been in operation on much longer routes in countries including the United States and Russia, but conditions in India are different. To begin with, we want to experiment on the shorter routes.”

Pollution in Delhi has been a herculean problem for its residents and it only seems to grow into a bigger threat to all forms of life by the day. In November 2016, the pollution levels had reached 16 times the safe limit, causing the city to come to a screeching halt for days. With public health at stake, the government is trying to come up with as many initiatives as possible to keep pollutants at bay and improve the quality of life.

You may also like: Suffocating in Delhi? Find Your Way Into This Building That Manufactures Its Own Clean Air!

Perhaps Green Transportation will be the beginning of a cleaner and a less polluted capital in the years to come.

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

Let’s be friends :)
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive news daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement
Before you go...

We have a favor to ask.

Our teams put in a lot of effort to create the content you love at The Better India.

The Better Home is a range of safe and eco-friendly home cleaners by The Better India. We put out curated content on our Instagram account- green living hacks, green innovations, leading a no-tox life and heroes in the sustainability space.

It would help us if you can follow our Instagram handle and spread the word around.