Freight rates move up on tight position of trucks

NEW DELHI, July 7: Freight rates for nine-tonne pay load section for select destinations improved by Rs 1,000 at the local truck transport market in the national capital today on thin availability of trucks amid busy cargo movements.
Transporters said increased cargo movements and shortage of trucks in the markets caused the rise in freight rates of some of the destinations.
Delhi to Puducherry, Coimbatore and Baroda freight rates moved up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 69,000, Rs 72,000 and Rs 26,000, respectively.
Rates to Patna, Mumbai and Surat too went up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 28,000, Rs 31,000 and Rs 29,000, respectively.
Following are today’s freight rates per nine-tonne load (in Rs): Jaipur              18,000      Hyderabad        57,000 Chandigarh         19,000      Vijayawada       59,000 Ludhiana           20,000      Bengaluru        63,000 Kanpur              22,000      Chennai        65,000
Indore               24,000      Mysore        67,000
Ahmedabad          24,000        Puducherry     69,000 Baroda              26,000      Coimbatore     72,000 Patna                28,000     Kochi            79,000 Surat                29,000      Thiruvananthapuram 82,000 Mumbai             31,000        Goa            60,000 Pune                 31,000      Gwalior         16,000 Kolkata              33,000      Guwahati        61,000 (PTI)