Posted on August 13, 2012

The three-day long power blackout in India a couple of weeks ago caused major problems for the rail freight sector, but road freight and air freight were largely unaffected.

With the threat of millions of stranded passengers, the authorities chose the lesser of two evils and switched every diesel locomotive available from freight to passenger traffic. Even though the crisis was mostly resolved within 48 hours the backlog of freight traffic took up to three days to resolve itself.

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