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Old 4th December 2007, 11:37   #1
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Hi Guys,

I would also like to get my car shipped from Trivandrum, Kerala to Mumbai.

Would appriciate if anybody has any idea to do the same.

Any companies which do the transportation.

Also if my car can be shipped via Indian railway. and also the procedure for the same.

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Hi Guys,

I would also like to get my car shipped from Trivandrum, Kerala to Mumbai.

Would appriciate if anybody has any idea to do the same.

Any companies which do the transportation.

Also if my car can be shipped via Indian railway. and also the procedure for the same.

Thanks and Regards,

Kamat

Most of the movers/packers do it. Leo & Agarwal should do it. I'm sure they operate out of TVM. It is quite expensive and if you have the time and patience I suggest you drive down to Mumbai and save yourself a lot of trouble. You will have to take out an insurance for the transportation which is an additional cost.

Even if your costs are reimbursable, I would suggest driving, as damages can happen otherwise.

Indian railways you need to go to the Parcel Department and fill out a form, pay the due amount, ensure your tank is empty, pay something extra for the guys who will "pack" your car and then be there in Mumbai to pick it up from the station.
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Take the train, best option,
My cousin has a transport company(trucking) and he also says that for things like cars, railways are the best bet. But you have to be there during loading and unloading to see that they don't mess things up. But in more than 95% of cases the cars reach without any scratches.
The trick is to keep the packers happy so that they use extra padding for the problem areas.
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Hire a driver and drive down. The cost will be half of the regular movers and packers.
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@kamat2004
just out of curiostiy what car is it?

I would really suggest you drive up to mumbai.
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I second Abhilash. Just drive on your baby yourself to Mumbai
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Thanks Guys,

The car is Zen 2000 ...

Driving won't be possible as wifey won't allow it as distance is close to 1800 Kms.

Can I get some Phone numbers for transporters also.

Will go to Indian railways and check for that option also.

Thanks once again for the replies.

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kamat2004,

Its a Zen rite ? Drive it your self ... it will go well
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Transport it using railway.

Dont risk driving the car to Bombay. You will never know when you will be stopped by the cops as soon as they see your number plate.

Un necessary waste of time and you will need a good guide to track the roads and so on..
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I never knew that the Railways transport cars. Any idea on the cars and which routes they are available? Any links?
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the parcel dept takes anything. they have a container concept as well. thats how we used to move between cities. You can go to any parcel office, adn filll up the form.
KAmat- 1800 kms is nothing- you can do it over 2 days, it will be a good drive . TVM --> mangalore -->bombay. else- check if some t-bhpian will drive it down for you.
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Konkan Railway has the Roll-On Roll-Off Scheme for trucks. Try and see whether you can do that.

Drive it man. One of the most scenic routes in India. Take your wife along and plan it over a weekend. Stay in Mangalore then Goa and then reach Mumbai. Car will get transported and your wife wont complain cause you took her on a holiday.
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OP: Bumping this up out of curiosity - what did you finally do? Did you use railway service? If yes how and experience please.
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