3.14.3 Movement of Containers by Road Transport
Road traffic survey data provided information regarding number of loaded and empty containers
between different pairs of regions. The flows span 954 pairs of regions. The total volume of
traffic reflected in the flows is 56.60 million tonnes. Detailed flows are listed in Annexure 3.7 in
Annexure Volume-1. Movement between top 20 pairs of regions is given in Table 3.36.
TABLE 3.36 CONTAINERS TRAFFIC BY HIGHWAYS - TOP 20 PAIRS OF REGIONS
The above container flows between top 20 pairs account for around 65 % of the volume and 29
% of the total NTKM. The average lead is 137 km. As brought earlier in Table 3.4, over 60 % of
movement of containers by road is confined to leads up to 150 km. Another 11 % move over leads
between 151 and 300 km. The share of container movement beyond 300 km is around 28 %.
A Special Report on multi-modal traffic is enclosed at the end of the Report.
Intra-Regional Traffic by Rail
Intra-regional traffic by rail comprises traffic carried over IR system as well at MGR systems of
NTPC. Total intra-regional traffic by rail during the base year amounted to 96.66 million tonnes
including 43.90 million tonnes of coal movement over the following MGR systems of NTPC at
the indicated thermal power plants (Table 3.37).
TABLE 3.37: INTRA-REGIONAL COAL TRAFFIC AT NTPC THERMAL PLANTS
NTKMS AVERAGE LEAD
Chapter 3: Base Year Freight Traffic Flows: Railways, Highways, Airways & Coastal Shipping