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NF Railway offers discount to Northeast traders in parcel trains

Guwahati, DEC 30 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/30/2020 11:36:21 AM IST

To help the local small scale producers/ traders of North Eastern region, Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway has decided to grant 30pc discount in eight Time Tabled Parcel Special trains, reports The Sentinel Assam. This discount will be initially applicable up to March 31, 2021, and thereafter will be reviewed for extension every six months depending on the utilisation of the parcel space, NFR CPRO Subhanan Chanda stated in a press release on Tuesday.

This discounted rate will enable producers/ traders to transport their produce/ goods to various part of the country in a more reliable, faster and cheaper way. It is likely to provide them with a competitive edge in terms of timely and cost-effective delivery of their product/goods.  The time-tabled parcel train services were introduced during the nationwide lockdown to provide reliable time-bound services to courier services, e-commerce companies and other transporters.

The details of the timetabled parcel trains are as follows: 

• Train no 00304 from Guwahati to Howrah 

• Train no 00314 from Guwahati to Sealdah 

• Train no 00620 from Guwahati to Bangalore 

• Train no 00618 from Dimapur to Bangalore 

• Train no 00779 from Guwahati to Kacheguda 

• Train no 00950 from Guwahati to Okha 

• Train no 00320 from Agartala to Sealdah 

• Train no 00328 from Agartala to Howrah

After reviewing the services, it might be extended for every six months depending on the utilization of the parcel space. To boost the economy, various innovative measures were taken by Railways since the country-wide lockdown began in March this year.

 

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