Freight rates fall on ample position of trucks

NEW DELHI, Jan 28:  Freight rates for nine-tonne pay load section for Ahmedabad, Indore and Baroda dropped by Rs 1,000 at the local truck transport market in the national capital today following excess availability of trucks amid tight cargo movements.
Transporters said restricted cargo movements against easy availability of trucks in the markets mainly pulled down freight rates for select centres.
Delhi to Ahmedabad and Baroda freight rates declined by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 24,000 and Rs 25,000.
Also, freight rates to Indore and Surat from Delhi fell by Rs 1,000 to Rs 23,000 and Rs 28,000.
Following are today’s freights per 9-tonne load (in Rs): Jaipur      18,000  Hyderabad           58,000 Chandigarh  19,000  Vijayawada          60,000 Ludhiana    21,000  Bengaluru           64,000 Kanpur      22,000  Chennai             69,000 Indore      23,000  Mysore              72,000 Ahmedabad   24,000  Puducherry          74,000 Baroda      25,000  Coimbatore          77,000 Patna       27,000  Kochi               81,000 Surat       28,000  Thiruvananthapuram  87,000 Mumbai      31,000  Goa                 58,000 Pune        33,000  Gwalior             16,000 Kolkata     33,000  Guwahati            60,000 *(PTI)