Rail Transportation Service is the most profitable mode of transportation, so it is preferred by many businesses. It is a huge service that involves the entire network of Indian Railways. Multi-modal Transportation Services like Rail Cargo carries a wide range of goods throughout its vast network that ranges from parcel traffic and small assignments,raw materials,petroleum products,agricultural products, garments, and other finished or semi finished goods and many more.
Rail Transportation is quite economical, and at the same time, it can carry a large quantity at a time. Usually, rail transport plays a major role in the development of railway network in the country as it produces a huge amount of revenue. In fact, Rail Transportation Services of Indian railways produce an excellent amount of surplus that makes up for the loss incurred for passenger services of IR. Moreover, you can even arrive at the remote places via the Rail Transportation.
Through the Rail Cargo Service you can transport a wide range of goods to different places within the country. However, there are different kinds of rakes to carry your goods. In addition, a typical full rake includes 40 BCN wagons (2200t and mini rake includes 20 BCN wagons (1100t).
The basic responsibilities of Rail Transportation Services providers are:
* Arrangement for Goods Transportation, which include booking spaces
* Ensuring safe Transportation Service of goods from sourcing till delivery
* Preventing damage to goods while loading or unloading
* Procuring documents, licenses or permissions required for the shipment
Moreover, Indian Railways is now focusing on entire rake assignment instead of going for small consignments or piecemeal freight. As it doesn’t need to split the wagons going to or coming from different places, so it is more profitable. Usually, for small consignments, there are Parcel Vans and these are generally attached to passenger trains by
Rail Transportation Services. In case of the High-capacity Parcel Vans which is formally known as Green Parcel Vans in some areas are used to carry fruits as well as vegetables. These kinds of parcel vans are capacitive to carry 23 tones where as the ordinary parcel vans can carry 18t.