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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.253/2020-2106-10-2020
Secunderabad
Parcel Vans being attached to Special Trains To Facilitate Additional Parcel Loading


South Central Railway is continuously taking several initiatives to enhance parcel loading and also to cater to the different segments of customers. As part of it, to facilitate additional parcel loading, Parcel vans are being attached to several Special trains which are introduced in the recent times. This step has helped immensely the customers who offer parcel loading at the intermediate stations of the special trains in small quantities.

The details of Parcel vans that are attached to the special trains are -


Sl.No

Special Train Number

From

To

Frequency

No.of Parcel Vans

1

02728

Hyderabad

Visakhapatnam

Daily

01

2

02727

Visakhapatnam

Hyderabad

Daily

01

3

02723

Hyderabad

New Delhi

Daily

01

4

02724

New Delhi

Hyderabad

Daily

01

5

02793

Tirupati

Nizamabad

Daily

01

6

02794

Nizamabad

Tirupati

Daily

01

7

02787

Secunderabad

Danapur

Daily

01

8

02788

Danapur

Secunderabad

Daily

01

9

07007

Secunderabad

Darbhanga

Every Tuesday & Saturday

01

10

07008

Darbhanga

Secunderabad

Every Tuesday & Friday

01

11

02715

H.S.Nanded

Amritsar

Daily

01

12

02716

Amritsar

H.S.Nanded

Daily

01

13

02589

Gorakhpur

Secunderabad

Every Tuesday

01

14

02590

Secunderabad

Gorakhpur

Every Sunday

01


Further, Indian Railways has introduced recently the facility of Advance Booking of Parcel space in Luggage Rooms in Luggage Rooms & Parcel Vans, the details of which are-

For the convenience of parcel customers and as part of the customer friendly initiatives, Indian Railways has introduced advance booking facility of Parcel space in Luggage Rooms (SLRs) available o­n Passenger carrying trains and Parcel Vans (VPs) attached to the regular trains (non-indented) and also in time tabled parcel trains.The advance booking of space in SLRs and VPs is permitted upto 120 days in advance, subject to payment of 10% of the total freight by the customer at the time of booking. The Balance payment (90%) of the freight has to be paid at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the train for which the advance booking has been made. If the customer fails to pay the balance amount as stipulated above i.e., at least 72 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, the advance booking will be cancelled and advance freight will be forfeited.

The parcel customers who wish to offer consignments for loading are requested to contact the Chief Parcel supervisors of the concerned station for any further details.

Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR stated that the transportation of essential commodities has picked pace during post lockdown and the parcel vans attached to the special trains will benefit the traders, cargo aggregators and farmers, especially those who are handling small quantities for transporting their consignments in a safe, secure, economical and fastest mode as per the planned schedule. He also appealed to rail customers to optimally utilize the advance booking system to plan their transportation needs and logistics as per their convenience.





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