May 2/2013 : Parcel space of the Assistant Guard's Cabins (AGCs), Brakevans (SLRs) and Parcel Vans (VPs) is leased out by the Railways to the private parties by inviting bids through open tenders. The reserve price for leasing of Assistant Guard's Cabins (AGCs) and Breakevans (SLRs) is fixed by the Railways at par with the tariff rates applicable for booking of parcels by that train. The leaseholder aggregates the parcels from different customers and offers the consolidated cargo to the Railways for transportation in the leased space between specific pair of points. Marketing, aggregation, distribution, loading and unloading of parcels is done by the leaseholder. In lieu of providing value added door-to-door service, the leaseholder collects some remuneration from their customers, to which Railway Administration has no concern. However, one compartment of the Brakevan of each passenger carrying train remains with railways for the clearance of newspapers, luggage, pet etc. from originating as well as from intermediate station(s), wherein parcels are booked by the Railways on tariff rates applicable for such booking.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Parcel Booking in Trains
No comments yet! Be the first one to leave a comment.
|Mumbai 17th October 2014: Taxi service provider OlaCabs has announced the launch of kaali-peeli the Mumbai's iconic local taxi booking option on the|
|CANADA Nov,9 2014: Visitors at the 32nd Model Railway Exhibition Trains 2014 in Burnaby,Canada.|
More India National News
|Activists participate in candle light march to protest against ragging in Kolkata|
|Presidency University students on indefinite hunger strike at campus in Kolkata|
|Seven killed in bus accident in Himachal Pradesh|
|Mahapanchayat regarding Kherki Daula toll plaza in Gurgaon|
|Magician S.P. Nagendra Prasad performs at a Children's Day programme|
|Children participate at the 11th National Abacus Brain Gym and Mental Arithmetic competition in Bengaluru|
|Hindu Sangharsh Sena stage a demonstration in Amritsar|