The Chennai division of Southern Railway will begin a leased Parcel Cargo Specific Prepare (PCET) service on a round-trip foundation from Saturday night. The service from Royapuram in Chennai to Guwahati in Assam will carry fabric bales, two-wheeler spares, automotive tyres, followers and sweets, amongst others.
The freight costs per spherical journey is ₹22 lakh for 15 parcel vans of 24-tonne capability. The anticipated minimal income from this enterprise growth initiative can be ₹46 crore in the course of the contract interval of six years, says a launch from Southern Railway.
The parcel cargo practice will attain its vacation spot in 62 hours, masking a distance of two,716 km, originating twice a month from Royapuram (day 1) at 20:30 hrs and reaching Guwahati (day 4) at 13:30 hrs. Within the return path, the service will depart Guwahati (day 1) at 23:55 hrs and attain Royapuram (day 4) at 14:00 hrs.
After six months, the variety of parcel vans can be elevated to 20, until completion of a six-year contract interval.
The service will entice piecemeal visitors benefitting merchants, businessmen and industrial models, thus, enabling a wider marketplace for their merchandise within the North-Jap states, the discharge mentioned.
Could 14, 2022