SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER'S PARCEL EXPRESS TRAINS CARRIED 6108 TONNES OF PARCEL TRAFFIC
DURING FEBRUARY 2021 GENERATING REVENUE OF Rs. 1.98 CRORE
Kolkata, 6th March, 2021:
To offersafe,secured,economical andenvironmentfriendlymodeoftransportation, SouthEastern Railwaystarted running Parcel Expresstrainsfrom04.04.2020mainlyfromthreestations -Howrah,Shalimar andKharagpur. TheParcelExpress trains are running towards many important places across the country like Porbandar,Ahmedabad,Mumbai CSMT, Yesvantpur, Dimapur etc. on different nominated days.
During the month of February 2021,6108tonnesofparceltraffichasbeentransportedgenerating revenue of Rs.1.98 crore.The maincommodities loaded were cycle, flowers, fruits, medical equipment, steel trunk, raw material for different industries, grocery goods,fish, spare parts of machinery, eggs, babyfood, scooty, etc. In terms oftransportationtimeand cost effectiveness, Parcel Express trainsarecheaper than road transport and are more safe &secured.
For convenience ofthecustomers, theminimum composition of Parcel Express Train has been reducedfrom 20 parcel vans to 15 and 10 parcel vans for perishables and others. Moreover, the enroute stoppages have been increased as perdemand.
Running of Parcel Express Trains facilitate uninterrupted supply chain to meet the demand in the market of the country. The growth of parcel business is very important as these services are used by small traders and businessmen. SouthEastern Railway aims at steep growth inparcel business and exploring more innovative ways tobring the desired growth.Parcel Express trains have gained customers’ confidence for the fixed schedule of run.