Salem division freight loading goes up

With Southern Railway – Salem Division gaining momentum by offering parcel bookings through mail/express and passengers trains to various destinations, the utility has gained greater impetus. The parcels are transported without any pilferage and assured transit time.

Booking counters

A release from the division said that currently Salem Division has opened parcel booking counters at 32 railway stations, which included Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, Salem, Tirupur, Erode and Karur. Parcel loading activities in trains are being carried out by the railways at free of cost thus the customers have to pay only the prescribed parcel freight charge only.

Customers could also book their consignments in bulk quantity i.e., more than 23 tonnes. Further, the railways also operate exclusive parcel cargo express trains from point-to-point as desired by a customer with assured transit time for the consignment if it was more than 468 tonnes.

The Salem Division has carried over 5,520 tonnes during the financial year 2017-18 which is 8.83% more the previous year and achieved freight earnings of Rs. 18.87 crore which was 9.73% more than the previous year earnings of Rs. 17.20 crores.

The railways also book all types of parcels viz., perishables, hard parcels, livestocks and two wheelers.

Customers, merchants/trade associations and transport companies could make use of parcel booking facility at the nearest railway stations.


For bookings, contact the parcel supervisor of Salem- 0427-2448163, Tirupur – 95431-52339, Erode-0424-2284988, Karur- 89031-19832, Coimbatore- 80155-72448 and Mettupalayam – 87544-16967.

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