Railways to carry relief material free of cost to cyclone “Fani” affected states of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
Central Railway will transport relief material to cyclone “Fani” affected states of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh by coaching trains (parcel van/VP/SLR, etc.) and goods trains including in less than standard composition rakes free of cost.
All Government organization across the jurisdiction of Central Railway can book relief material free of cost to aforementioned affected states. Other organizations, as deemed fit by Divisional Railway Managers of Mumbai, Bhusaval, Nagpur, Pune and Solapur divisions may also avail of this provision. However, the consignor/consignee shall have to be District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner in whose jurisdiction the dispatching/receiving station is situated.
No ancillary charges like demurrage/wharfage, etc. or other are to be charged for transportation of relief material. Notwithstanding anything above, Railways shall reserve the right to take appropriate decisions as per extant policy on subject of transportation of relief material.
This will be in effect till 2.6.2019 or till further orders whichever is earlier.
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Date: May 5, 2019
This press release is issued by Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai