दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 305 Dt: 09.12.2020
309 PARCEL CARGO EXPRESS TRAINS RUN on SWR FOR CARRYING ESSENTIALS
In a major boost to the supply chain across the country, Indian Railways has introduced unhindered services of Time tabled Parcel Trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities and other goods. This has enhanced the availability of vital goods required for ordinary citizens, industry and agriculture.
On SWR time tabled parcel trains were started in April 2020 during the pandemic to enable timely transportation of essential commodities like medicines and medical equipment to all parts of the country. In view of the demand the trains are being run on regular basis and from Apr. 2020 till Nov 2020, SWR has run 309 parcel trains carrying 54,642.20 tonnes of parcels to different parts of the country ensuring adequate supply of essentials including medicines. About 76% of the rakes are being utilized and there is a consistent demand for Parcel Cargo Express Trains.
At present 05 pairs of Parcel Cargo trains are running over SWR as below:-
1.Train No. 00615 KSR Bengaluru-Howrah, Bi-weekly via Jolarpatai, Chennai, Vijayawada, Bhadrakh
2.Train No. 00625 KSR Bengaluru-HNizamuddin Weekly, via Mysuru, Hassan Arsikere, Hubballi, Miraj, Hotgi, Daund, Bhopal (Kissan Special)
3.Train No. 00617 KSR Bengaluru-Dimapur (Nagaland) Weekly, via Jolarpatai, Chennai, Gudur, Vijayawada, Bhadrakh, Bhatta Nagar, Malda Town
4.Train No.00619 KSR Bengaluru to Guwahati Weekly via Chennai, Vijayawada, Bhadrakh.
5.Train No.00623 Vasco-da-gama to Guwahati Weekly via Hubballi, Guntakal, Kacheguda, Vijayawada, Bhadrakh
The commodities parceled from Bengaluru/Yesvantpur include H eggs, Perishables & Fruits, food products, Milk items, iced fish & meat. General parcels consist of Motor cycles, Silk Yarn, Auto parts, Spice items, Electronic goods, Kitchen ware etc. From Mysuru items like Black pepper and cardamom are being parceled and from Vasco-da-gama nestle products (Milk, Kitkat Choclates), Plastic Caps & MRF tyres are being parceled.
In addition to carrying parcels to other states, SWR is also running parcel trains between Belagavi, Hubballi, Davangere and Bengaluru carrying medicines, essentials, spices, pepper, chilly powder, eggs, Maze, etc,. Time tabled Parcel express trains are being run by SWR to different parts of the country, wherein local industries, e-commerce companies, interested groups, individuals and prospective loaders can book parcels to their destinations. Customers can use this service to send their parcels to any part of the country. Prospective customers can contact Control office at Bengaluru-9731666974, Mysuru-9731667984 & Hubballi-7022029814 for assistance in sending parcels to their destinations.
To provide a boost to freight and parcel express trains and for nationwide transportation of essential commodities a Business Development Unit (BDU) has also been set up at SWR Head Quarter level and at Divisional level to assist customers for moving their commodities by the Railways. Multidisciplinary business development units have been constituted to enhance freight basket by enabling ease of doing business. It is targeted to double the freight being carried.
Shri A. K. Singh, GM/SWR has assured that SWR is committed to transporting essential commodities to meet the requirements of people in different parts of the country.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi