प्रेसविज्ञप्ति /PRESS RELEASE
The Chennai Division of Southern Railway as part of its Business Development Unit (BDU) initiatives started the first service of leased Parcel Cargo Express train (PCET) on round trip basis from today (13.05.2022) from Royapuram to Guwahati carrying Cloth bales, Two wheeler spares, Car tyres, Fans, Chocolates and other commodities.
The anticipated minimum revenue from this PCET is Rs.45.75 crores during the contract period of six years and freight charges per round trip is 21.9 lakhs for 15 parcel vans of 24 tonnes capacity.
This parcel cargo train will reach its destination in 62 hours covering a distance of 2,716 kms with originating twice in a month from Royapuram (Day 1 )at 20:30 hrs and reaching Guwahati (Day 4) at 13:30 hrs in the return direction from Guwahati (Day1) at 23:55 hrs and reaching Royapuram (Day 4) at 14:00 hrs.
This round trip Parcel Cargo Express train services will consist of 15 parcel vans of 24 tonnes capacity each and one brake van for the first six months. Thenceforth, the number of parcel vans would be increased to 20 parcel vans till completion of a six year contract period.
This new PCET service will attract piecemeal traffic benefitting traders, businessmen and industrial units thus enabling a wider market for their products in North Eastern States.