Wharfage and stacking Rules
Wharfage charge should be levied on goods/consignment not removed from railway premises after the expiry of free time (Section VI of Railways Act 1989). No Wharfage will be levied on the consignment held by Railway administration on lien in terms of Section 83 of Railways Act 1989.
Permissible free time for removal of goods from railway premises:
(a) Goods stacked in goods sheds etc., waiting to be loaded in wagons/rake
Group I – 12 hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake
Group II – 15 hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake
Group III – 30 hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake
(b) Goods unloaded from wagons/rake, waiting to be removed from goods shed etc.
Group I – 12 hours from the expiry of free time for unloading of wagons/rake
Group II – 15 hours from the expiry of free time for unloading of wagons/rake
Group III – 30 hours from the expiry of free time for unloading of wagons/rake
National Holidays, namely 26th January, 15th August and 2nd October will not be reckoned while calculating free time for removal of goods from railway premises and for charging Wharfage except in the case of live stock, perishable goods and goods loaded/unloaded at such stations/goods sheds which are notified as ‘Notified Station’ for removal of goods without delay.
Guidelines for advance stacking at Railway premises:
Wharfage Charge will be levied on per wagon per hour basis uniformly for all types of wagons, whether 4 wheeler or 8 wheeler or any other type.
Group I – Rs.150/- per wagon per hour or part thereof
Group II – Rs.120/- per wagon per hour or part thereof
Group III – Rs.75/- per wagon per hour or part thereof
|Classification of Stations for the purpose of Wharfage and
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