Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZ Units
(Ministry of Commerce and Industry,
Govt. of India)
Bhikaiji Cama Bhawan, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
Tel : 011-26167042/ 26165805/26166185 Fax : 011-26165538
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CIRCULAR NO.16 DATED 16.11.2004
L. B. Singhal
Sub: Over loading of railway wagons - reg.
We have received a communication
from Export Commissioner, DGFT, Ministry of Commerce informing
that Ministry of Railway has recently launched an intensive
drive to check the malpractice of over loading of wagons.
The drive reveals that many rail users have been carrying
more than the declared weight of cargo leading to leakage
of revenue as well as possibilities of damage to rolling
As per the communication,
the highest incidence of over loading was detected in the
case of commodities like coal, iron ore, limestone, manganese
ore, cement, bauxite, sponge iron etc.
Ministry of Commerce has
requested that the concern of the railways may be brought
to the notice of all our members.
I, therefore, request you
to cooperate with railways to ensure that under weighment
and over loading is totally avoided. You all will appreciate
that efficiency of railway infrastructure directly contributes
to the efficiency of foreign trade in the country and is
to our benefit.