Freight rates rise on pick up in cargo movements


NEW DELHI, Jan 6: Freight rates for nine-metric tonne pay load section for select destinations rose by Rs 1,000 at the local truck transport market in the national capital today, largely on the back of pick-up in cargo movements against tight availability of trucks.

            Transporters said besides increased cargo movements, shortage of trucks in the markets, mainly pushed up freight rates of some centres.

            Delhi to Jaipur and Chandigarh advanced by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 18,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively.

            Rates to Indore, Gwalior and Ahmedabad also moved up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 22,000, Rs 14,000 and Rs 23,000, respectively.

            Following are today’s freights per 9-tonne load (in Rs): Jaipur                18,000              Hyderabad               56,000 Chandigarh            20,000            Vijayawada              59,000 Ludhiana      20,000            Bengaluru                62,000 Kanpur         21,000            Chennai                         65,000 Indore           22,000            Mysore                      66,000 Ahmedabad            23,000              Puducherry              67,000 Baroda         23,000            Coimbatore              70,000 Patna                   25,000            Kochi                         72,000 Surat             25,000            Thiruvananthapuram             83,000 Mumbai        27,000            Goa                            58,000 Pune             29,000            Gwalior                         14,000 Kolkata        32,000            Guwahati                  60,000 (PTI)