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PARCEL RULES

Business Rules for Booking Of Parcels[implemented w.e.f 1.4.2006]

Scale "L" for luggage traffic is reintroduced which will be uniformly applicable to all trains when the booked luggage is carried in the brake van of the train in which the passenger is traveling.

The rates for luggage will be 80% higher than the revised rate under Scale -P.

There shall be no restrictions on carriage of luggage in brake van of passenger trains as far as quantity and type (Personal or merchandise) of luggage offered for booking is concerned. However, the excess luggage in owner’s charge beyond the free allowance will be charged at 1.5 times the rates under scale-L.

Registered Newspapers and magazines will continue to be booked at concessional rates uniformly at 45 per cent of Scale-S by all trains including Rajdhani trains.

Wharfage and Demmurage rules applied for not clearing parcels[implemented w.e.f 15.4.2010]

Permissible free time for removal of consignment at Railway premise


Type of Station Permissible free time for removal of consignment (other than leased) from railway premise
Parcel/Luggage

2 or 3 or 4-wheeled carriage, motor boat, dog-cart, tanga, palanquin, dhooly, howdah etc.

Livestock*
Notified Stations

10 hours of working of delivery section of parcel office after consignment is unloaded

6 hours of working of delivery section of parcel office after consignment is unloaded

6 hours of working of delivery section of parcel office after consignment is unloaded

Other than Notified stations

18 hours of working of delivery section of parcel office after consignment is unloaded

*under any circumstances, livestock shall be removed from the Railway premises within 24 hours from the time of their arrival at destination , failing which they may be disposed off in accordance with the provisions contained in sub-section (2) of section 84 of the Railway Act 1989.

Wharfage charge for excess detention of consignment at Railway premise


Type of Station Wharfage charge will be levied for excess detention of consignment at Railway premise
Parcel/Luggage

2 wheeled carriage ( e.g. motor cycle, cycle)

3 or 4-wheeled carriage, motor boat, dog-cart, tanga, palanquin, dhooly, howdah etc.

Livestock#
Notified Stations

Rs.1.00 per 50 kg or part thereof per hour or part of an hour

Rs. 10.00 per head per hour or part of an hour.

Rs. 25.00 per head per hour or part of an hour.

Rs. 10.00 per head per hour or part of an hour.

Other than Notified stations

Rs.0.50 per 50 kg or part thereof per hour or part of an hour

#The expenses entailed in feeding the livestock will also be leviable irrespective of the fact whether the livestock was removed within the free time or beyond free time.

Permissible free time for loading/unloading of Parcel Van/ Parcel Rake


Number of Parcel Vans/SLRs Permissible free time(in hours and minutes) for loading/unloading of Parcel Van/ Parcel Rake
Loading Unloading
Upto 3 Parcel Vans 3.0 3.0
4 to 10 Parcel Vans+ 1 SLR or 2 SLRs 5.0 5.0
11 to 15 Parcel Vans+ 1 SLR or 2 SLRs 6.0 6.0
16 to 20 Parcel Vans+ 1 SLR or 2 SLRs 7.0 7.0
More than 20 Parcel Vans+ 1 SLR or 2 SLRs 8.0 8.0

In case these is unloading and back loading of the same parcel vans at a terminal, the free time for unloading and loading will be permitted separately

Demurrage charge including Penal Demurrage charge if any will be levied for excess detention of wagon/van at the rate prescribed for goods wagon from time to time. However, in case of detention to Individual wagon/van/SLR resulting in detention to entire rake, Demurrage will be charged on the entire rake. However Demurrage rates for SLR will be 25% of the rate prescribed for goods wagon.