N.F. Railway to run parcel trains between Guwahati and Dibrugarh to facilitate transport

Maligaon, April 28: The  Northeast Frontier Railway will be operating Parcel Express trains as per fixed Time Table timings towards Dibrugarh from Guwahati on 29th April and from Dibrugarh to Guwahati on 30th April to ensure transportation of essential goods in small quantity in the wake of COVID-19 to various parts of Assam.

Parcel express train towards Dibrugarh will leave from Guwahati at 09-20 am on 29.04.2020 with adequate stoppage time at Jagiroad, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lumding Jn, Diphu, Dimapur, Sarupathar, Furkating Jn, Mariani Jn, Simaluguri Jn, Duliajan andew Tinsukia stations during its journey for loading or un-loading of items.

During return journey, this special parcel train will start from Dibrugarh at 09-20 am on 30-04-2020 with stoppages at all nominated stations for loading and unloading of materials.For parcel booking in these trains the interested traders / customers including Govt. agencies and department  may contact the respective Station Manager or any of the following officials for more details:-

Senior  Divisional Commercial Manager of  Lumding mob-9957553950), Senior  Divisional Commercial Manager and Tinsukia mob–9957555950, Asst. Commercial Manager of  Guwahati mob-9957553954, Asst. Commercial Manager and  Tinsukia (mob-9957555952), Commercial Control of Tinsukia mob -9957555984.

These parcel train service can also be availed by anybody who is in need of sending consignments to different places by calling a centralized helpline number 138.

It may be mentioned here that earlier also NFR ran many parcel trains which carried essential goods and medical items to various parts of N.E. Regions.

Northeast Frontier Railway has so far run more than 90 trips of Parcel Special Trains carrying materials like Milk and Milk products under various brands like Amul Taza etc., Medicine, Protective Masks, PPEs, Sanitizers, various products of Nestle like Maggie noodles, baby foods etc.

These trains were run like normal passenger trains with fixed departure and arrival time and date. Various e-commerce portals like Amazon and Central Governments like India Post Service has also availed this service to book their consignment to places like Kolkata and New Delhi.

Indian Railways has already made railway parcel vans available for quick mass transportation across the nation for the needy E – Commerce companies and other customers including State governments. Provision of Parcel trains and rapid transportation of goods will further bolster the efficiency of supply chains during the lock down period.

This will help in movement of essential items viz. Dairy Products, Medical Equipments and Medicines, Groceries, Edible oil and other necessary items like baby food etc. in small quantities as well. Interested traders can contact with railway authorities for details.

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