JNPT to give waiver on containers moved via rail

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New Delhi | Published: May 26, 2016 9:02:08 PM

To encourage transportation through railways, Jawaharal Nehru Port Trust will give waiver to containers moved by rail to Inland Container Depot (ICD), Mulund.

jnpt“JNPT Board has approved waiver of Rs 728 per container towards handling charges for all containers moved by rail to and from Inland Container Depot, Mulund on CONCOR rakes to be placed at JNPCT,” Ministry of Shipping said in a statement. (Image: JNPT Website)

To encourage transportation through railways, Jawaharal Nehru Port Trust will give waiver to containers moved by rail to Inland Container Depot (ICD), Mulund.

“JNPT Board has approved waiver of Rs 728 per container towards handling charges for all containers moved by rail to and from Inland Container Depot, Mulund on CONCOR rakes to be placed at JNPCT,” Ministry of Shipping said in a statement.

ICD Mulund is strategically located and accessible by road and rail to the catchment area around Mumbai.

Similar waiver has been granted to three Container Freight Stations- Navkar, CWC and DRT on Exim containers which have either arrived through dedicated rakes or moved out through dedicated rakes placed on JNPCT lines.

“This initiative has been taken to encourage trade to shift to rail mode. This will be a win-win situation for all stakeholders and the local people, as this will decongest the roads & reduce pollution around the Port’s vicinity,” the Ministry said.

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