Freight rates fall on easy availability of trucks

NEW DELHI, Aug 4:Freight rates for the nine-metric tonne pay load section declined by Rs 1000 at the local truck transport market in the national capital today following ample availability of trucks in the market amid restricted cargo movements.
Transporters said, apart from tight movements of cargo, excess position of trucks in the markets mainly led to fall in some of the centres freight rates.
Delhi to Coimbatore, Kochi, Guwahati and Vijaywada freight rates moved down by Rs 1000 each to Rs 71,000, Rs 77,000, Rs 61,000 and Rs 60,000, respectively.
Rates to Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, Kolkata and Indore also went down by Rs 1000 each to Rs 57,000, Rs 59,000, Rs 31,000, Rs 33,000 and Rs 23,000, respectively.
Following are today’s freight rates per nine-tonne load (in Rs): Jaipur              18,000      Hyderabad        57,000 Chandigarh         19,000      Vijayawada       60,000 Ludhiana               20,000      Bengaluru        63,000 Kanpur              22,000      Chennai        64,000
Indore               23,000      Mysore        67,000
Ahmedabad          23,000    Puducherry     68,000 Baroda              25,000      Coimbatore     71,000 Patna                30,000     Kochi            77,000 Surat                29,000      Thiruvananthapuram 82,000 Mumbai                 30,000    Goa            59,000 Pune                 31,000      Gwalior         16,000 Kolkata              33,000      Guwahati        61,000