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IR resumes busy season surcharge

IR is resuming the busy season surcharge of 15 per cent on all freight traffic with effect from October 1, 2022. The charge will be levied on transpor­tation of all commodities except coal and coke, […]

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IR registers growth in track construction

In a key development, the progress of railway track projects, that is, new lines, gauge conversion and multi-tracking (doubling/tripling), has shot up almost three times in the April-September 2022 period (as of Sep­tem­ber 21, 2022) […]

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IR formalises charges for Ro-Ro services

In an important development, IR has formalised charges for roll-on/ roll-off (ro-ro) services offered to transporters. Reportedly, the rates are comparable to road tariffs. The freight charges will be applicable for all Ro-Ro services offered […]

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IR to change its bid assessment pattern

IR is planning to switch from a pure financial return-based assessment of bids for new projects to a more comprehensive approach, which in­clu­des social and developmental impact. Reportedly, the modified economic internal rate of return […]

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IR enables innovation in the sector

IR has taken an initiative to enable the participation of start-ups and oth­er entities in the field of innovation. The StartUps for Railways policy was launched by IR on June 13, 2022. This policy will […]

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IR to overhaul parcel policy

In a bid to increase the share of e-commerce revenues, IR is working on overhauling its parcel policy. At present, the policy includes ferrying of small goods such as home appliances on the parcel service […]