Express Global Logistics (EXG) completed the delivery of power plant equipment from Karjan, Gujarat, to the Tyada station, Andhra Pradesh, India, covering a distance of 1,800 km.
The cargo consisted of a transformer measuring 4.8 m x 2.6 m x 3.4 m and weighing 45 tonnes, 97 oil barrels, and a nitrogen injection fire protection system (NIFPS). A long-distance haul spanning 1,773 km was performed using six axles.
25 km before Srungavarapukota (S.Kota) station in Andhra Pradesh, the main unit had to wait for three days for all the accessories to arrive and be offloaded in order to facilitate delivery by rail, which could only be accessed via a narrow approach road just 3.5 m wide.
The entire consignment was manually offloaded from the axles and a 40 m dragging operation was undertaken in order to manoeuvre the cargo onto a ramp and eventually a wagon at S.Kota station. Multiple railway shutdowns were managed to successfully load and unload the consignment.
The EXG team had to carefully navigate the last leg of the rail movement covering 23 km through 13 tunnels by securing the cargo and keeping its height in check.
EXG is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) representing India.