Railway offers rebate for Freight Traffic in empty flow direction

मंगलूर Mangalore (MAQ): A new scheme for granting rebate for freight loaded in covered wagons from Southern Railway to South Central Railway in inter-zonal traditional empty flow direction will be introduced with effect from October 1.

Railway is going to introduce this scheme as a pilot project for one year. Iron ore, coal and coke and commodities under similar classification are excluded from the scheme, a Southern Railway communique here states.

Merchant community and industries may avail this opportunity. Movement of large volume of traffic from Southern Railway to stations over South Central Railway mostly in the state of Andhra Pradesh is identified by Railways to fetch additional revenue. Railway Board has chosen Palakkad division as one of the key operators of this pilot project. The division will soon hold a meeting with freight customers and freight forwarders to highlight the scheme.

It has found that the movement of large volumes of traffic from stations on SR to stations over SCR, mostly in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, would fetch additional revenue.

The release said that the Railway Board had chosen Palakkad Railway Division as one of the key operators of this pilot project. The Division would soon hold a meeting of freight customers and freight forwarders in the region to highlight the benefits or the scheme, the release added.