Ministry of Railways

Indian Railways introduces 109 Time tabled parcel trains over 58 routes to connect all the important centers.
First time Time Tabled schedule for such a large number of parcel trains

Local industries, e-commerce companies, interested groups, individuals and any other prospective loaders can book parcels

Information also available on NTES website

Posted On: 08 APR 2020 6:37PM by PIB Delhi

In a major boost to the supply chain across the country, Indian Railways has introduced  unhindered services of Time tabled Parcel Trains for nationwide transportation of essential commodities and other goods. This is expected to boost the availability of vital goods required for ordinary citizens, industry and agriculture.

Approximately, 58 routes (109 trains) for Parcel Special Trains have been notified since the start of the lock-down. Till 5th April 2020, 27 routes were notified, out of which 17 routes were regular scheduled services, while the remaining were for single trip only.Subsequently, 40 new routes have been identified and notified (and frequency of some of the previous routes has been increased). With this almost all the important cities of India will get connected for transportation of vital goods at a fast speed. It may be noted that these services are expected to be further scaled up.

Time Tabled Parcel Trains are planned as per the demand of the customers. Time tabled Parcel trains connect vital corridors of the country viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. In addition, proper connectivity has also been ensured to Guwahati, to ensure supplies in the North-eastern region of the country.

Other important cities connected via these trains are Bhopal, Allahabad, Dehradun, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ranchi, Gorakhpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Salem, Warangal, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatanam, Rourkela, Bilaspur, Bhusawal, Tatanagar, Jaipur, Jhansi, Agra, Nasik, Nagpur, Akola, Jalgaon, Surat, Pune, Raipur, Patna, Asansol, Kanpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Gwalior, Mathura, Nellore, Jabalpur, etc.

Indian Railways has also been running other Parcel trains as per demand of customers during this period - which include:

a) ‘Milk Specials’ from Palanpur (Gujarat) to Palwal (near Delhi), and from Renigunta (AP) to Delhi

b) Milk products from Kankariya (Gujarat) to Kanpur (UP) and Sankrail (near Kolkata)

c) Food products from Moga (Punjab) to Changsari (Assam)

Time Tabled Parcel Trains are being run even on those routes where demand is less, so that no part of the country remains unconnected. Some trains are being run with only 2 Parcel Vans, or with 1 Parcel Van and Brake Van.

These Parcel Trains introduced in wake of COVID-19 pandemic over different zones are as under:

S.No.

Zone

Pairs of Parcel Special Trains

1

WR

12 pairs

2

CR

07 pairs

3

WCR

05 pairs

4

NR

08 pairs

5

NWR

01 pair

6

SR/SWR

10 pairs

7

SCR

05 pairs

8

SER

03 pairs

9

SECR

04 pairs

10

NCR

01 pair

11

ECoR

02 pairs

12

NER

01 pair

13

ER

07 pairs

14

ECR

01 pair

(This information is till the morning of 8th April, and is likely to be revised upwards regularly.)

LIST OF ROUTES

S.No.

FROM

TO

Parcel Train No.

 

CENTRAL RAILWAY

1

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

Nagpur

00109

Nagpur

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

00110

2

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

Wadi

00111

Wadi

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

00112

3

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

Shalimar

00113

Shalimar

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

00114

4

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

Madras

00115

Madras

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

00116

5

Changsari

Kalyan

00104

 

 

EASTERN RAILWAY

 

1

Howrah

New Delhi

00309

New Delhi

Howrah

00310

2

Sealdah

New Delhi

00311

New Delhi

Sealdah

00312

3

Sealdah

Guwahati

00313

Guwahati

Sealdah

00314

4

Howrah

Guwahati

00303

Guwahati

Howrah

00304

5

Howrah

Jamalpur

00305

Jamalpur

Howrah

00306

6

Sealdah

Malda Town

00315

Malda Town

Sealdah

00316

7

Howrah

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

00307

ChhatrapatiShivaji Terminus

Howrah

00308

 

 

EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY

 

1

DeenDayalUpadhyaya Junction

Saharsa

00302

Saharsa

DeenDayalUpadhyaya Junction

00301

 

 

EAST COAST RAILWAY

 

1

Visakhapatnam

Cuttack

00532

Cuttack

Visakhapatnam

00531

2

Visakhapatnam

Sambalpur

00530

Sambalpur

Visakhapatnam

00529

 

 

NORTHERN RAILWAY

 

1

New Delhi

Guwahati

00402

Guwahati

New Delhi

00401

2

Amritsar

Howrah

00464

Howrah

Amritsar

00463

3

Delhi

Jammu Tawi

00403

Jammu Tawi

Delhi

00404

4

Kalka

Ambala

00454

Ambala

Kalka

00453

5

Dehradun

Delhi

00434

Delhi

Dehradun

00433

 

 

NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY

 

1

Prayagraj

Jhansi

00436

Jhansi

Prayagraj

00435

 

 

NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY

 

1

Manduadih

Kathgodam

00501

Kathgodam

Manduadih

00502

 

 

NORTH EAST FRONTIER RAILWAY

 

1

New Guwahati

Agartala

 

 

 

NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY

 

1

Jaipur-Rewari-Jodhpur-Ajmer-Jaipur

00951

2

Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur-Rewari-Jaipur

00952

 

 

SOUTHERN RAILWAY

 

1

Madras

New Delhi

00646

New Delhi

Madras

00647

2

Madras

Coimbatore

00653

Coimbatore

Madras

00654

3

Chennai Egmore

Nagercoil

00657

Nagercoil

Chennai Egmore

00658

4

Thiruvananthapuram

Kozhikode

00655

Kozhikode

Thiruvananthapuram

00656

 

 

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY

 

1

Secundrabad

Howrah

 

Howrah

Secundrabad

 

2

Renigunta

Secundrabad

00769

Secundrabad

Renigunta

00770

3

Renigunta

Secundrabad

00767

Secundrabad

Renigunta

00768

4

Kakinada

Secundrabad

00765

Secundrabad

Kakinada

00766

5

Renigunta

Nizamuddin

00761 (MILK)

 

 

SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

 

1

Shalimar

Ranchi

00801

Ranchi

Shalimar

00802

2

Shalimar

Changsari

00803

Changsari

Shalimar

00804

 

 

SOUTH EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY

 

1

Durg

Chhapra

00875

Chhapra

Durg

00876

2

Durg

Ambikapur

00873

Ambikapur

Durg

00874

3

Durg

Korba

00871

Korba

DURG

00872

4

Itwari

TATA

00881

Tata

Itwari

00882

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

1

Yesvantpur

Gorakhpur

00607

Gorakhpur

Yesvantpur

00608

2

Yesvantpur

Nizamuddin

00605

Nizamuddin

Yesvantpur

00606

3

Yesvantpur

Howrah

00603

Howrah

Yesvantpur

00604

4

Guwahati

Yesvantpur

00610

 

 

 

 

WESTERN RAILWAY

1

Bandra Terminus

Ludhiana

00901

Ludhiana

Bandra Terminus

00902

2

Madras

Kankaria

00908

3

Ahmedabad

Guwahati

00915

Guwahati

Ahmedabad

00916

4

Surat

Bhagalpur

00917

Bhagalpur

Surat

00918

5

Mumbai Central

Ferozpur

00911

Ferozpur

Mumbai Central

00912

6

Porbandar

Shalimar

00913

Shalimar

Porbandar

00914

7

Linch

Salchapra

00909

Salchapra

Linch

00910

8

Bhuj

Dadar

00924

Dadar

Bhuj

00925

9

Bandra Terminus

Okha

00921

Okha

Bandra Terminus

00920

 

 

 

 

WEST CENTRAL RAILWAY

1

Bhopal

Gwalior

 

Gwalior

Bhopal

 

2

Itarsi

Bina

 

Bina

Itarsi

 

3

Bhopal

Khandwa

 

Khandwa

Bhopal

 

4

Rewa

Anooppur

 

Anooppur

Rewa

 

5

Rewa

Singrauli

 

Singrauli

Rewa

 

 

 

 

 

Total Routes: 58

             

 

So far, approximately 32 pairs of parcel special have been notified as inter-Railway (long distance), while the remaining are intra-Railway (short distance).

Some of the longer routes for these Parcel Special trains are:

1)   Kalyan - Santragachi

2)   Kalyan - Changsari

3)   New Delhi - Chennai

4)   Salem - Bhatinda

5)   Salem - Hisar

5)   Yeswanthpur - HazratNizamuddin

6)   Yeswanthpur - Howrah

7)   Yeswanthpur - Gorakhpur

8)   Yeswanthpur - Guwahati

9)  Ahmedabad - Guwahati

10) Karambeli - Changsari

11) Kankariya - Sankrail

The facility of transporting parcels through these trains can be availed by any person or company. As per the available trends, following goods are being transported across the length and breadth of the country:

i.   Perishables (including eggs, fruits, vegetables, fish)

ii. Medicines, medical equipment, masks

iii. Milk and Dairy products

iv. Seeds (for agricultural use)

v. Other general goods such as E-Commerce consignments, packaged food items, books, stationary, packing material, etc

Trains have been given en-route stoppages at all feasible locations, so that maximum possible clearance of parcels may be done.Zonal Railways are publishing the time-tables of these trains in leading newspapers. In addition, regular customers and government agencies are also being contacted.

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