Freight rates rise on paucity of trucks

NEW DELHI, Apr 28: Freight rates for nine-tonne pay load section for select destinations went up by Rs 1,000 at the local truck transport market in the national capital today following tight availability of trucks as compared to pick-up in cargo movements.

Transporters said besides increased cargo movements, short position of trucks, mainly pushed up freight rates.

The freight rates from capital to Hyderabad, Kolkata and Puducherry moved up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 57,000, Rs 33,000 and Rs 65,000, respectively.

Rates to Mysore, Coimbatore, Kochi and Mumbai also went up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 67,000, Rs 70,000, Rs 74,000 and Rs 30,000, respectively.

Following are today’s freight rates per nine-tonne load (in Rs):  Jaipur                   17,000              Hyderabad                57,000 Chandigarh             19,000            Vijayawada               59,000 Ludhiana                20,000            Bengaluru                 61,000 Kanpur         22,000                        Chennai                         63,000 Indore                       23,000            Mysore                       67,000 Ahmedabad             23,000              Puducherry               65,000 Baroda          26,000            Coimbatore               70,000 Patna                        28,000            Kochi                          74,000 Surat                         27,000              Thiruvananthapuram79,000 Mumbai                  30,000            Goa                             61,000 Pune                                31,000            Gwalior                      15,000 Kolkata                     33,000            Guwahati                        60,000