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Transporting Parcels by Train

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Method / Procedure -

1. All Railway Station accepts parcels to be transported by Trains on weekdays from 09.00 AM to 04.00 PM

2. Download the 4.0 application from web site. Fill it and hand over to Railway station with the parcel.

3. Pack the items properly to aviod them getting wasted or damaged

4. Be prepared to open and show the items in the Percel, if the Station Master requests to do so

5. Attach the Receiving Person's Name and Address to the Parcel.

6. Give the Receiving Person's Name and Address and the National Identity Card Number to the Station Master

7. Give the National Identity Card of the Person handing over th Parcel to the Station Master

8. The Way Bill will be issued to you. This Way Bill is to be sent to the person receiving the Parcel

9. To collect the Percel at the destination, give the Way Bill and the National Identity Card of the person receiving the Parcel to the Station Master

Payments -

Normal Rates :

Railways Parcel Rate
Distance in (Km) and Weight in (Kg) If a parcel >50Kg,Rate per 10Kg or above
Km 0-1 Kg 2-5 Kg 6-10 Kg 11-15Kg 16-20Kg 21-25Kg 26-30Kg 31-35Kg 36-40Kg 41-45Kg 46-50Kg -
0-25 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 15.00
25-40 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 53.00 16.00
40-55 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 56.00 17.00
55-70 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 54.00 59.00 18.00
70-85 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 54.00 56.00 62.00 19.00
85-100 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 51.00 54.00 56.00 58.00 64.00 20.00
100-115 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 55.00 58.00 60.00 67.00 21.00
115-130 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 56.00 60.00 63.00 65.00 70.00 22.00
130-145 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 68.00 70.00 74.00 23.00
145-160 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 55.00 58.00 64.00 70.00 72.00 75.00 78.00 24.00
160-175 50.00 50.00 50.00 51.00 58.00 62.00 69.00 75.00 77.00 80.00 83.00 25.00
175-190 50.00 50.00 50.00 53.00 61.00 66.00 74.00 80.00 82.00 85.00 88.00 26.00
190-205 50.00 50.00 50.00 55.00 64.00 70.00 79.00 85.00 87.00 90.00 93.00 27.00
205-220 50.00 50.00 50.00 57.00 67.00 74.00 84.00 90.00 92.00 95.00 98.00 28.00
220-235 50.00 50.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 78.00 89.00 95.00 97.00 100.00 104.00 29.00
235-250 50.00 50.00 50.00 63.00 73.00 82.00 94.00 100.00 102.00 105.00 110.00 30.00
250-265 50.00 50.00 50.00 66.00 76.00 88.00 99.00 105.00 108.00 110.00 117.00 31.00
265-280 50.00 51.00 54.00 70.00 81.00 93.00 104.00 110.00 114.00 116.00 124.00 32.00
280-295 51.00 54.00 58.00 74.00 86.00 98.00 109.00 115.00 120.00 122.00 131.00 33.00
295-305 53.00 57.00 62.00 78.00 91.00 103.00 114.00 121.00 126.00 128.00 138.00 34.00
305-320 55.00 60.00 66.00 82.00 96.00 108.00 119.00 127.00 132.00 134.00 145.00 35.00
320-335 57.00 63.00 70.00 86.00 101.00 113.00 124.00 133.00 138.00 140.00 153.00 36.00
335-350 59.00 66.00 75.00 90.00 106.00 118.00 129.00 139.00 144.00 146.00 161.00 37.00
350-365 61.00 70.00 80.00 95.00 111.00 123.00 134.00 145.00 150.00 152.00 167.00 38.00
365-380 63.00 74.00 85.00 100.00 116.00 128.00 139.00 151.00 156.00 158.00 173.00 39.00
380-395 65.00 78.00 90.00 105.00 121.00 133.00 144.00 157.00 162.00 164.00 179.00 40.00
395-410 67.00 82.00 95.00 110.00 126.00 138.00 149.00 163.00 168.00 170.00 185.00 41.00
410-425 69.00 84.00 97.00 113.00 129.00 142.00 153.00 167.00 173.00 176.00 191.00 42.00
425-440 71.00 86.00 99.00 116.00 132.00 145.00 157.00 171.00 178.00 184.00 197.00 43.00
440-465 73.00 88.00 101.00 119.00 135.00 148.00 161.00 175.00 183.00 190.00 203.00 44.00
465-480 76.00 90.00 103.00 122.00 138.00 151.00 165.00 179.00 188.00 196.00 209.00 45.00
480-495 79.00 92.00 105.00 125.00 141.00 154.00 169.00 183.00 193.00 203.00 215.00 46.00
495-510 82.00 95.00 107.00 128.00 144.00 157.00 173.00 187.00 198.00 210.00 221.00 47.00
510-525 85.00 98.00 109.00 131.00 147.00 160.00 177.00 191.00 203.00 217.00 227.00 48.00
525-540 88.00 101.00 112.00 134.00 150.00 163.00 181.00 195.00 208.00 224.00 233.00 49.00
540-555 91.00 104.00 115.00 137.00 153.00 166.00 185.00 199.00 213.00 226.00 239.00 50.00
555-570 94.00 107.00 118.00 140.00 156.00 169.00 189.00 203.00 218.00 232.00 245.00 51.00
570-585 97.00 110.00 121.00 143.00 159.00 172.00 193.00 207.00 223.00 238.00 251.00 52.00
585-600 100.00 113.00 124.00 146.00 162.00 175.00 197.00 211.00 228.00 244.00 - 53.00

To Transport Parcels by Express Trains :

Mail & Express Trains - 2 x Normal Rate�

Intercity Trains - 3 X Normal Rate

Except transport charge, charges are applied for the following items as a percentage from its value. Ex: Lottery tickets, Medicines, Tires, Glass, Electronic appliances

- Value of the Parcel
Additional charge as percentage of the Normal Rate
1 Up to Rs. 1000.00
No
2 Rs. 1,000.00 to Rs. 5,000.00
1.0%
3 Rs. 5,000.00 to Rs. 10,000.00
1.5%
4 Rs. 10,000.00 to Rs. 20,000.00
2.0%
5 Over Rs. 20,000.00
3.0%

Charge for some Special Items :

- Normal Trains
Mail, Express & Intercity trains
Fish accompanied by owner
50% above the Normal Charge -
Letters Rs.20.00 -
Furniture in Small Lots 3 x Normal Charge 5 x Normal Charge
Chicks in Ventilated Boxes 3 x Normal Charge 5 x Normal Charge
Light weight Articles which require (Empty Coffins, Umbrellas, Cushion metress, Rigifoam boxes) 3 x Normal Charge 5 x Normal Charge
Machines not exceeding 50 Kg - -

Organization Information

Department of Railways

Railway Headquarters,
P.O. Box 355,
Colombo.


Mr.K.J.A.G.P Jayawardhana
Telephones:+94 11 2 421281
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 446490
Email:gmr@railway.gov.lk
Website: www.railway.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2017-03-23 10:47:22
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