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Freight Movement Sustainability A Need for Rail Based Transportation System( Vol-2,Issue-2,March 2016 )


Srinivasa Reddy N, Eriki Ananda K, Kishore Sakhile


freight movement by Rail, bulk solid transport, break even distance for goods movement.


Sultanate of Oman with its large physical and geographical setting is spread along a costal length of 2100 Km length. Even though the country is well developed in its transportation infrastructure, absence of rail network is a major hindrance for its economic development. The country with dwindling oil energy resources is focusing on economic diversification to non-oil based industries and service sector. In Oman, where the country is largely depending on road transport for its logistic movement, need to shift to rail mode which is highly economical and also environment friendly for the sustainability of the country. In this technical paper an attempt is made to understand the geographical setup of production and consumption centers and logistic arrangements for the freight movement and economic sustainability. For the study, the data is derived from secondary sources and established reports. Qualitative and quantitative observations are drawn and the need for rail based transportation system is highlighted.

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