New policy guidelines issued by Railway Board has introduced a new concept of leased Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET)
W.RLY INTRODUCES LEASED PARCEL CARGO EXPRESS TRAIN (PCET) BETWEEN KARAMBELI & NEW GUWAHATI GOODS SHED
Western Railway in pursuant to the new policy guidelines issued by Railway Board has introduced a new concept of leased Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET) on round trip basis from Karambeli in Gujarat to New Guwahati Goods Shed (NGC) in North Frontier Railway from 28th April, 2019.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of W. Rly, this is the first time over Western Railway that such a concept of leased Parcel Cargo Express Train has been introduced successfully. The tender has been awarded to M/s Mint Logistics for a period of six years (i.e. from 28th April, 2019 to 27th April, 2025. The freight for round trip of Parcel Cargo Express Train is Rs. 23,15,334/- (for composition of 15 VPS + 1 SLR).This parcel train has been assigned with the Train No. 00091 from Karambeli to New Guwahati Goods Shed and Train No. 00092 from New Guwahati Goods Shed to Karambeli and will run twice a week on scheduled time table. For the initial six months, the composition of PCET will be minimum 15 Parcel Vans of 23 tonnes each and 1 Brake Van (2 compartments of 4 tonnes each) having a total capacity of 353 tonnes. Thereafter, for next five and half years, the composition of PCET will be 20 Parcel Vans and 1 Brake Van having total capacity of 468 tonnes.
Accordingly, lumpsum leased freight will also be enhanced on pro-rata basis.
Source : https://wr.indianrailways.gov.in/