12029 Tonnes of Parcels transported in 505 VPs till 21st Nov, 2020
which is 100 % more than the previous year loading during the same period
South Central Railway has put special focus on transportation of essential commodities during the Covid-19 pandemic period and taking forward this program, Parcel loading in Hyderabad Division of South Central Railway has registered 100% increase in the current financial year till 21st November, 2020 when compared with the previous year loading in the same period. The parcel transportation to the farther destinations like Howrah, Nizamuddin, Guwahati, Ludhiana etc helped in connecting more places for supplying essential commodities during the hour of need. It also led to register 40% more revenue than the previous year.
During Covid-19 emergent situation, the main motto of Railways was to keep supply chain intact so that the essential items of each and every household across the country should not be hampered on the Nation’s interest. In this regard, SCR has been very prompt in introducing time tabled parcel trains. According to the prevailing demand, Parcel transportation has been carried out to farther destinations from Kacheguda railway station and other major stations of Hyderabad Division. For the convenience of cargo aggregators, Medchal station has been opened for parcel traffic during the lockdown period to facilitate hassle free and smooth transportation of parcels by Rail. For the first time on SCR, New high capacity LHB Parcel vans have been introduced in Time tabled parcel train bound towards Guwahati from Kacheguda which has been added advantage to load more parcels.
Till 21st November, 2020 during the current financial year, 265 Parcel vans were loaded to Nizamuddin, 155 parcel vans were loaded to Howrah, 66 parcel vans loaded to Guwahati, while 19 parcel vans were loaded to different destinations like Ranchi, Shalimar, Chennai,Ludhiana, Korukkupet etc from Kacheguda, Medchal and other stations of Hyderabad division. This enabled loading of 12029 tonnes of parcels in 505 parcel vans during the current year while 6003 tonnes of parcels have been trasported in 210 parcel vans last year.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway complimented Hyderabad division officials for their prompt and quick response during the pandemic situation which helped in transportation of essential parcel items from the division. He also stated that time tabled parcel trains which were introduced in the current year has evoked huge response from parcel customers and this is a positive sign for the parcel transportation business of the Zone.