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Press Release No. 16621-07-2020

प्रेस विज्ञप्तिPress Release No. 166  Dt: 16.07.2020


Indian Railways is running freight and parcel express trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities during the lockdown.  During the lockdown period, for the first time , time tabled and o­n demand Parcel express trains were tried by SWR . They proved to very useful for   transportation of essential commodities, dairy products, and perishables to all parts of the country from Karnataka.

With a plan to continue these timetabled Parcel trains, SWR today organized a Webinar / Parcel Service E-meet wherein local industries, E-commerce companies, interested groups, individuals and prospective loaders participated.

SWR Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Shri Anil Pavithran, Chief Passenger Traffic Manager Shri H M Dinesh, along with the Sr. Divisional Commercial Managers and Sr. Divisional Operation Managers of Hubballi, Bengaluru and Mysuru division along with officers of HQ took part in the video conference meet with 13 prospective parcel customers under their jurisdictions.

Shri Pavithran, PCCM addressed the customers and explained of the available time tabled parcel trains and requested customers to utilize the available parcel trains to the maximum.  Shri H M Dinesh assured the customers of all assistance from Zonal Railways. Divisional Officers assured the customers of all assistance to transport their parcels to anywhere in the country.

The representatives from Pankaj Cargo Movers, KSB Cargo Movers, Kypee Logistics, Safe Connect, Sanjay Awandikar, Shree Shyam Logistics, Maruthi Rail Cargo, Venkasamy, R M Cargo, Andhra Cargo, Sainath Cargo, Lotus Farms, and Goods o­n Wheels have expressed their desire for movement of essential commodities and other goods during this Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Parcel customers requested for increasing of frequency of Parcel Express train to Nizamuddin, additional services to Gorakhpur via Raipur, Hatia and Ahemdabad sector from Bengaluru and from Vasco-da-gama to Changsari via Sankrail for movement of perishables, Medicines and other Goods.  The members had fruitful discussions o­n the way forward and to improve Parcel Business during this crisis.

Shri A. K. Singh, GM/SWR informed that Railway is committed to transport essential commodities to meet the daily requirements of markets in different parts of the country and advised divisions to extend all support for movement of parcel services.

                                                                                           Chief Public Relations Officer

                                                                              South Western Railway, Hubballi

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