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  • Automatic Freight Rebate Scheme for traffic loaded in Traditional Empty Flow Directions (TEFD)

    Discounted freight is charged at Class LR1/Class 100/Class 110 for train load/wagon load respectively), if traffic is booked in notified empty flow directions. Discount is granted through system. Terms & conditions as per the circular apply

  • Long Term Traffic Contract (LTTC)

    Provides freight stability to its customer in the current year of the agreement alongwith the rebate in freight based on incremental growth in Gross Freight Revenue GFR). Rebate is also available for retention of GFR in each year of the agreement period.

  • Station to Station Rates (STS)

    Concession in freight rates for specific stream of traffic, for specific commodities for movement between specific pair of originating and destination stations/points. Existing as well as New Traffic shall be eligible concession under STS.

  • Round Trip Tariff (RTT)

    Policy has been implemented from 01.07.2020. Discount is granted to traffic if booked in the return direction, by way of charging the return traffic at lower of the two classes

  • Concession on long lead traffic

    Has been introduced from 01.07.2020 for Coal & Coke, Iron ore and Iron & Steel traffic under which discount in freight is granted; 20% to Coal & Coke for distance >1400KM, 20% to Iron & Steel for distance >1600KM; and 15% for distance >700KM and 20% for distance >1500 Km for Iron ore.

  • Short lead concession

    Has been re-introduced from 01.07.2020 under which discount in freight at the rate of 50%, 25% and 10% is granted to the traffic booked upto 0-50KM, 51-75KM and 76-90 KM respectively except Coal & Coke and Iron ore traffic. Further, Zonal Railways have been empowered to get into long term contracts with customers for short lead traffic.

  • Withdrawal of Busy Season Charge on all Commodities except Iron Ore and POL Traffic

    which was levied during busy season @15% on all goods traffic has been withdrawn from 01.10.2019 for all traffic; except Iron Ore and POL traffic

  • Terminal Access Charge Concession @50%

    A concession of 50% has been granted on Terminal Access Charges applicable on Group-III CRTs.

  • Incentive Scheme for loading of Bagged consignment in open and flat wagons

    Rebate of 20% on cement, china clay, chemical manure, food grain etc., and rebate of 30% on fly ash,urea. Besides large size bags upto 2.5 tons have been permitted on open wagons.

  • 40% Discount on Fly Ash Traffic loaded in open wagon

    40% discount in freight is granted to fly ash traffic booked in bagged condition or in bulk/loose condition when loaded in Open Stock. If it is loaded in bagged condition, then flat wagons are also granted 40% concession; and Covered wagons are charged at Class LR1.

  • Reduced minimum number of wagons for availing trainload benefit for BCNHL

    has been reduced from 58 wagons to 42 wagons w.e.f. 16.04.2020 till 30.09.2020.

  • Mini rakes allowed to be loaded in covered wagon for distances beyond 1500 km

    Upto 2000km with supplementary charge of 7.5% and further beyond 2000 km with 10% supplementary charge

  • Two-point combination for Automobile Traffic/Mini Rake and Steel Traffic

    Automobile traffic has been permitted in NMG, BCCNR and BCABM wagons

    23 pairs of two point combination for other than covered stock for steel traffic notified

  • e-Registration of Customers

    A customer can register with Indian Railways by filling details and uploading scanned copies of self-attested, KYC documents- Passport Size Photo, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card and ID Card

  • Registration of demand for wagons electronically (e-RD)

    has been implemented to provide electronic demand note facility through FOIS website wherein, customer can register their demand for wagons electronically. This facility has been extended to Container traffic, Freight Forwarders, Iron & Steel, Iron Ore, Salt and Granite traffic

  • Electronic Transmission of Railway Receipt (eT-RR)

    has been launched to provide paperless transaction system where Railway Receipt is generated and transmitted electronically to customer through FOIS, and even delivery of goods is given through e-surrender of eT-RR.This facility has been extended to container traffic, Freight Forwarders, Iron & Steel, Iron Ore,Salt and Granite traffic

  • Terminal Management System (TMS)

    provides system based preparation of Railway Receipt for freight traffic. Two new features have been added to promote digital working (a) Preparation and submission of online goods balance sheet and (b) System generated MoneyReceipt for ancillary charges e.g. Demurrage, Wharfage etc.

  • Online interface to Freight Customers

    through Freight Operation Information system(FOIS) to provide all requisite information e.g. freight class and rate; position of indent/demand for each station; outstanding indents, shortest/popular routes, terminal handling facilities; freight calculator; facility to track and trace rakes

  • Electronic Payment System

    enables collection of freight charges directly from customer’s bank account. In recent past, Automobile Freight Train Operators (AFTOs) have been allowed single agreement e-payment facility with base terminal Railway.

  • Freight Advance Scheme

    Offers Tariff certainty in lieu of freight advance. Under this scheme, Railway shall accord priority in allocation of rakes within same class to freight customers who have signed agreement. The scheme is open to customers who are e-payment customers for freight payment and have given minimum annual freight revenue of Rs 500 crore as freightpayee in previous calendar year

  • In case of variation between two weighment results of a rake, the weight of second weighment will be the chargeable weight and not the higher of the two.

  • On detection of overloading in a rake, if load adjustment is not feasible at originating point, then it may be permitted at nearby location and transit time from weighment point to load adjustment point for levy of Detention Charge has been capped to maximum of two hours plus actual duration of load adjustment.

  • DRMs vested with full powers

    to permit loading if a weighbridge gets out of order for three months.

  • Zonal Railways empowered to permit installation of Preweighbin or Weightometer for weighment of goods traffic in private sidings

  • Exemption from mandatory weighment

    in case of loading of Standard Bags of uniform size in container, Low density commodities like Pet Coke, Met Coke, Chuni and De-oiled cake.

  • Exemption from mandatory weighment

    in case of import containerized traffic to eight container operators (CONCOR, GRFL, DLI, Adani, ICT&IPL, HTPL, IILPL and PMLPPL) on the basis of transmission of SMTP details from Custom server to FOIS via EDI. Further, Nepal bound containerized import traffic has also been exempted from mandatory weighment from 02.09.2019 on the basis of Custom document submitted by CONCOR.

  • Permission to accept road weighbridge weighment

    to certain goods sheds of SCR for loading of Granite- all documents and data to be captured in TMS

  • GMs have been asked to monitor the progress of the integration of all weighbridges with FOIS

  • Power delegated to DRM for permitting installation of private weighbridges on railway land (private sidings as well as goods sheds)


  • To promote containerizations following measures have been taken, ninety additional commodities have been de-notified and brought under Haulage Charge per TEU rates. Out of 641 commodities notified in goods tariff, 507 commodities are allowed to move in containers at FAK and 38 commodities at Container Class Rate (by applying 15% concession on applicable class rate)

  • Chemical Gypsum, a restricted commodity, has been allowed

    To move in containers at CCR, valid upto 20.10.2020

  • Charging Kota Stone and Toluene at Haulage Charge per TEU rates extended

    till further advice

  • Charging of CR Coils by applying 20% concession on applicable class rate extended till further advice

  • Round trip based charging

    implemented to provide an economical and reliable alternative for ultra short lead (upto 50Kms) container traffic which are moving at Haulage Charge per TEU rates, extended upto 30.04.2021

  • New delivery model of Double Stack Dwarf Container to be charged by applying 17% concession on Haulage Charge per TEU rate extended upto 31.03.2021

  • 25% Concession on Empty Containers and Wagons

    An innovative business decision for movement of empty containers and empty flat wagon for private container rakes at a discount of 25%, valid upto 30.04.2021

  • 5% Concession on Loaded Containers

    Discount of 5% Haulage Charge per TEU rates on loaded containers from 04.08.2020 to 30.04.2021


  • Policy for operation of container trains in railway terminals by notifying as Container Rail Terminal (CRT) extended upto 31.03.2021

  • Methodology for levying of Terminal Access Charge from 1.5 times to one time for double operation (i.e. unloading followed by loading) extended till further advice

  • A concession of 50% has been granted on Terminal Access Charges applicable on Group-III CRTs.

  • Benefit of night incentive at par with goods traffic extended to container traffic handled at CRT

  • Railways are empowered to permit advance Stacking permission at Group-III CRTs for 24 hrs free of charge and, thereafter, on levy of charge @ 20% of prevailing rate of Ground Usage Charge upto five days only. These guidelines are valid from 09.03.2020 upto 08.03.2021

  • Liberalization in the guidelines for permitting lift on lift off at Group-I and II CRTs by removing the condition of seven rakes per handling line per month, valid upto 17.12.2020

  • Stabling Charge on container traffic not to be levied on container traffic during 18.05.2020 to 31.10.2020

Exemption from levy of ancillary charges namely Demurrage, Wharfage, Stacking, Stabling, Detention and Ground Usage charges since 22.03.2020 up o 17.05.2020. Post which, these charges were levied with relaxation by doubling the applicable free time for loading/unloading up to 31.05.2020. Further, Railways continue to exercise their powers for waiver of these charges as per prevailing local conditions. In order to provide the relief to customers loading goods traffic in case of covered stock, Railways are empowered to relax the free time upto double of normal free time and/or non levy of demurrage/wharfage during lean season i.e. upto 30.09.2020

Rates of Hire Charges on wagon interchanged for inter-zonal financial adjustments and for non-railway user notified

Policies/Rate Circulars

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