Railways Minister Piyush Goyal held a meeting with top courier service agencies to facilitate robust partnership with Railways Freight and Parcel service. The meeting was called to discuss and explore the possibilities of expanding the business of private parcel services through Indian Railways.
During the meeting it was informed that Railways will offer reliable, fast, affordable and easy to handle parcel services for logistics and courier agencies. In order to quickly work out the best guidelines and ease of doing business, joint working group will be formed consisting of Railway officials and representatives of logistics and courier providers.
Railways Ministry said, that more than five thousand parcel trains were run between 22nd March and 2nd of this month. A total of over three lakh 18 thousand tonnes of consignments were loaded in these trains and Railway earned more than 116 crore rupees.