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Joint working group to be formed with Railway and courier company representatives to ensure sustainable development

Union Minister Piyush Goyal announced the formation of a joint working group with Railway officials and representatives of courier companies to ensure sustainable business development for all.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 04-09-2020 05:32 IST | Created: 04-09-2020 05:32 IST
Joint working group to be formed with Railway and courier company representatives to ensure sustainable development
Union Minister Piyush Goyal (File Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI

Union Minister Piyush Goyal announced the formation of a joint working group with Railway officials and representatives of courier companies to ensure sustainable business development for all. The Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry held a meeting with top courier and logistics service providers in the country on Thursday to enable a robust partnership with railways freight and parcel services.

The meeting was called to discuss and explore the possibilities of expanding the business of private parcel services through Railways. In order to quickly work out the best guidelines and ease of doing business, a Joint working group is going to be formed.

"A win-win solution needed to be there to ensure a sustainable business development for all," Goyal said at the meeting. The Railways have run 5,292 parcel trains from March 22, 2020, till September 2, out of which 5,139 have been timetabled trains. A total of 3,18,453 tonnes of consignments have been loaded in these trains and the earnings have been Rs 116.19 crores. (ANI)


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