Freight rates up on busy cargo movements

NEW DELHI, Aug 18: Freight rates for the nine-metric tonne pay load section for select centres rose by Rs 1,000 at the local truck transport market in the national capital today following increased cargo movements amid tight position of trucks.
Transporters said pick up in cargo movements coupled with less availability of trucks in the market caused the rise in some freight rates.
Delhi to Ahmedabad, Baroda and Coimbatore freight rates were up by Rs 1000 each to Rs 23,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 72,000, respectively.
Rates of Mysore and Bengaluru also went up by Rs 1,000 each to Rs 67,000 and Rs 62,000, respectively.
Following are today’s freight rates per nine-tonne load (in Rs): Jaipur              17,000      Hyderabad        56,000 Chandigarh         18,000      Vijayawada       59,000 Ludhiana               20,000      Bengaluru        62,000 Kanpur              20,000      Chennai        64,000
Indore               22,000      Mysore        67,000
Ahmedabad          23,000    Puducherry     68,000 Baroda              25,000      Coimbatore     72,000 Patna                28,000     Kochi            75,000 Surat                27,000      Thiruvananthapuram 82,000 Mumbai                 29,000    Goa            59,000 Pune                 31,000      Gwalior         15,000 Kolkata              32,000      Guwahati        61,000 (PTI)