Hyundai begins exports through railway mode

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. on January 13 announced the commencement of its first-ever eco-friendly exports operations through railway mode, with the dispatch of the first consignment of 125 cars to Nepal.

The first export consignment was flagged-off by Mr Ganesh Mani S, Director-Production, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, and Mr S Subramanian, Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Southern Railway, from the Walajabad Railway Hub near the Irungattukkottai-based HMIL production facility outside Chennai.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr Ganesh Mani S said, “Hyundai is committed to eco-friendly initiatives. As a progressive OEM, all our production processes follow green practices for conservation of natural resources. The zero-wastage of water and using over 70 per cent of renewable energy in the HMI plant has set a benchmark in the industry. To further enhance our initiatives following global direction of ‘Progress for Humanity’, we have commenced our first-ever eco-friendly exports operations through Railways by dispatching 125 cars in 25 rakes in this first consignment to Nepal, reducing Carbon footprint by 20,260 tonnes.”