rates for booking of parcels by Rajdhani Express trains, under Scale-R
have been increased by around 7.1 per cent.
rates under Scale-P have also been increased and will be around 53 per
cent of the revised Scale-R.
rates under Scale-S will remain unchanged.
lowest Scale-E has been merged with Scale-S and, accordingly, Scale-E will
get abolished from the rate structure.
Newspapers and Magazines will be booked at concessional rates uniformly at
45 per cent of Scale-S rates by all trains including Rajdhani Express
types of special Parcel trains shall be charged at Scale-P instead of
the ‘Reserve price’ for leasing out ‘Millennium Parcel Express’ trains
will be based on Scale-P instead of Scale-S.
Similarly, all types
of fruit special trains shall, accordingly, be charged at Scale-P instead
traffic when booked and transported in BCN/BCX wagons will, accordingly,
be charged at Scale-P minus 20% instead of at Scale-S minus
The three rate Scales for booking of Parcels and Luggage, in their
descending order, will now be
Scale - R
|Rajdhani Parcel Service
||Rajdhani Express trains|
Scale - P
|Premier Parcel Service
||Notified Mail/Express & Shatabdi Express trains and
all types of Special
Parcel trains |
Scale - S
||Ordinary Passenger trains and Other Mail/Express trains
and Shatabdi Express
the revised rate structure, the total number of rate Scales for booking of
parcels and luggage will be reduced from 4 Scales to 3 Scales. The ratio between the highest
Scales rates and the lowest Scale rates will reduce from 6.2 to 3.0.
Zonal Railways will continue to notify such Mail/Express/Shatabdi trains
for Premier Parcel Service whose utilisation of parcel space during the
preceding twelve months was 60% or more. The notification will be issued by
the zonal railways separately for Up and Down directions of the
The above changes will come into effect from 06.08.2004.
Zonal Railways will charge the freight as published in the revised
Parcel Rate Tables. The General Secretary, IRCA has been requested to
print and supply the revised Parcel Rate tables. Zonal railways should ensure that
adequate number of copies of the revised Parcel Rate tables are collected
from the IRCA office and are distributed to the staff well in
Marketing efforts should be intensified to improve the volumes of
parcel traffic and generate additional earnings from parcel traffic.
Steps should be taken to ensure that the staff fully understand the
changes in the parcel rates and the system of charging as per the revised
rate structure and implement them correctly. Commercial Inspectors and Traffic
Inspectors of Accounts (TIAs) should be deputed to all parcel offices for
ensuring correct implementation of the instructions and the revised
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry
instructions and the new Parcel rate tables can also be obtained on the
internet on the Indian Railways website namely www.
indianrailways. gov. in
Ms. S.R. Sett )
Joint Director Freight