Parcel Management System implemented in Four Railway stations over Madurai Division

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Parcel Management System implemented in Four Railway stations over Madurai Division. Farmers, industrialists, and traders are  increasingly using Railway parcel services for the transportation of farm produce / Products  merchandise to bigger cities and  other desired destinations. Railway parcels service is considered as fast, reliable and economical as compared to other modes of transport.

Parcel Management System

To ease the movement of parcel consignments over the vast  railway network. Parcel Management System (PMS) is being implemented  over Indian Railways.  In line with this, Madurai  Division has implemented  PMS in its four major stations including Madurai, Dindigul , Tirunelveli and Rajapalayam and the work for  implementing  it  in another 6  Railway Stations Viz.  Tuticorin, Virudhunagar,Rameswaram, Pampan, Sengottai and Tiruchendur are  in the final stage.

Advantages - Electronic weighing,  Tracking facility and  SMS updates

Parcel Management system enable  the booking of parcel/luggage  at parcel office at the stations through computerised counters and automatic capturing of weight through electronic weighing of consignment.

Through  the system, for each consignment, a ten digit Progressive Reference Record (PRR) number is generated  and the consignment is  barcoded  to ease the status updates and tracking. The transmission of  the  data through the GPRS network enables  SMS updates to customers at each stage.

Earnings from Parcels  

Parcel handling is one of the sources of revenue to Railways. In the year 2022-23 the Division earned 10.97 crore from the parcel  handling. In the Division, at 15 stations having twenty four hour parcel handling facility.


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