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Indian Railways launches Rail Post Gati Shakti Express Cargo Service (Joint Parcel Product of Railways and India Post)

Indian Railways launches Rail Post Gati Shakti Express Cargo Service (Joint Parcel Product of Railways and India Post)

Collaboration between Indian Railways and India Post is a part of Budget Announcement 2022-23

In the initial phase, services are to start in 15 sectors. Flagging off at 4 locations today

Salient features of this initiative include Door step pickup and delivery, time tabled train service, safe transmission, affordable tariff, single point of contact and mobile application

First time tariff o­n the basis of per Kg of the goods per Kilometre has been determined

Six Parcel trains to Pass through North Central Railway

Indian Railways and India Posts have formally launched Rail Post Gati Shakti Express Cargo Service, Joint Parcel Product of Railways and India Post. It is an initiative of partnership between Indian Railways and India Posts in providing seamless logistics for the services sector in the country. This is in compliance with the Budget Announcement of FY 2022-23. Today it has been started, o­n the four sectors -Delhi to Kolkata; Bangalore to Guwahati, Surat to Muzaffarpur and Hyderabad to Hazrat Nizamuddin.  However, total 15 sectors(mentioned in Annx-A) have been planned to be covered in the first phase.

The highlights of this service are Total logistic Service: Pick-Up and Delivery at customer premises, Palletization -Transportation through covered and sealed boxes, Semi-mechanized handling, Time tabled service, Insurance at 0.05% of the declared value of the cargo for loss, damage and deterioration, Integrated Parcel Way Bill. Joint Marketing Teams between Posts and Railways have been made to take this initiative forward. Doing away with the slab system of pricing is an innovation herein.

Railways and Department of Posts have collectively upgraded their tools, machinery and handling equipment, storage space for optimum use. Specially designed Fold type box, Envelope box, Mesh type Box, Bubble Guard Box made up of aluminium and light weight material have been developed. Similarly, Parcel Aggregation Centre have been equipped with conveyor system alongwith specially designed rakes for efficient stacking. BTU Deck where palatized material can be easily rolled are provided for effortless movement.

Salient Features for Customers:

  1. Door step Pick-Up and Delivery: India Post will pick up the consignment at the doorstep of the customer and transport to the Railway Station (first mile activity) and at the destination railway station, India Post will transport the consignment from the stationto the destination address and deliver the consignment at the doorstep of the addressee (last mile activity).
  2. Flexibility of Quantum of Load: There is no fixed obligation of loading as party can book small load of 100 kg also.
  3. Time Tabled Service: Parcel Train operated under JPP Scheme is a time tabled train with scheduled departure and arrival of Train at Originating, intermediate and Destination stations which
  4. Safe Transmission: Indian Railways will provide intermediate transmission between origin and destination railway stations (middle mile activity), in secured sealed boxes, ensuring safe and secured passage through time tabled trains.
  5. Insurance: Dept. of Post offers third party insurance facility at an affordable rate of 0.03% of cargo value to the customers availing JPP Service.
  6. Affordable Tariff: First mile and last service charges at Rs 6/- per kg gives competitive and cost effective solution to the customers in comparison to existing road rates.
  7. Single Point of Contact: India Post will be the single point of contact for the customer for the despatch of consignment from pick up till delivery.
  8. Mobile Application: A mobile app is being developed where customers availing JPP service can book the consignment with o­nline payment facility and also can track the status of consignment with live tracking facility.

Earlier, a Pilot weekly service was launched o­n 31st March 2022 from Surat to Varanasi by attaching a VPU to Tapti Ganga Express. After the Budget announcement in 2022-23, proof of concept has been conducted o­n the textile segment from Surat and today after conducting 99 trials o­n single Parcel Van mode and 16 trials o­n full train load mode, Railways have decided to launch this combined initiative across the network.













Annexure A


Origin Destination

Origin Area


Destination Area


Surat Area –Varanasi-Sonpur-Narayanpur

Surat Area (Surat /Chalthan /Bardoli /Niyol /Gangadhara)


Narayanpur Anant


Surat Area–Kanpur-Lucknow-Gorakhpur

Surat Area (Surat /Chalthan /Bardoli /Niyol /Gangadhara)

Kanpur, Lucknow

Gorakhpur Area


Bangalore Area  - Melpakkam - Delhi Area

Bangalore Area (Bangalore /Yeswantpur)

Jolarpet, Perambur, Gudur, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ballaharshah, Nagpur



Delhi Area - Guwahati


Kanpur, Lucknow



Renigunta – Nizamuddin (Doodh Duronto + JPP)

Renigunta /Kurnool Town /Secunderabad /Kacheguda

Kurnool town, Secunderabad, Kacheguda, Kazipet, Ballaharshah, Nagpur, Bhopal



Secunderabad Area – Guntur – Rajahmundry – Howrah/ Guwahati Area

Secunderabad (Kacheguda /Secunderabad /Vijayawada /Rajmundry)

Guntur, Vijayawada, Tadepalligudem, Rajamundry

Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori


Ahmedabad – Udhna – Howrah/Gawhati

Lynch/ Kankaria /Anand /Udhna

Jabalpur (Via Manikpur)



Mumbai Area – Vasai/Boisar - Vapi/Umbergaon Area – Sahnewal

Bhivandi /Boisar /Vapi /Umbergaon /Udhna /Vadodara


Okhla/Sahnewal/Rudrapur City


Chennai Area – Vijayawada – Tadepalligudem - Howrah Area/Guwahati Area

Chennai Area (Royapuram, Perambur, Tambaram, Korukkupet)

Vijayawada, Rajamundry, Vizianagaram

Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori


Delhi Area - Howrah



Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori


Howrah - Guwahati

Sankrail/ Chitpur




Madurai - Dindagul - Trichy - Vijayawada - Howrah

Madurai/ Dindagul /Trichy

Royapuram /Korukkupet; Vijayawada

Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori


Ernakulam – Coimbatore -  Tiruppur – Erode – Salem - Howrah

Ernakulam /Coimbatore /Tiruppur /Erode /Salem

Renigunta, Gudur

Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori


Bhivandi - Boisar - Vapi/Umbergaon- Udhna – Howrah/Gauhati

Bhiwandi /Boisar /Vapi /Umbergaon /Udhna

Jabalpur,(Via Manikpur)

Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori


Bangalore Area  - Melpakkam - Renigunta-Gudur - Vijayawada – Howrah /Guwahati

Banglaore /SMVB /Yeswantpur

Jolarpet, Perambur, Gudur, Vijayawada

Sankrail/ Chitpur /Aghtori

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