Merry-Go-Round System in Railways

By | April 27, 2016

Merry-Go-Round System in Railways

In order to provide an economical and reliable alternative short lead traffic, a rationalized scheme with lump-sum rates for Merry-Go-Round has been notified with effect from 01.04.2016. Some of the features of this scheme are as under:

• The MGR Terminals at both ends shall be privately owned.

• Rail track between the two terminals will be provided by the customer.

• Railways will provide locos, wagons, brake-vans and other rolling stock as per requirement for running of the rakes under MGR system.

• Terminals at both ends will operate round the clock.

• Lump-sum rates charged under the MGR System would depend upon the number of rakes loaded per day and the lead of traffic.

• For 18 km lead, the average MGR rate for 2-3 trips per day is around ₹ 47 per tonne.

• Expected traffic under this scheme is around 4-5 million tonnes in the financial year 2016-17.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 27.04.2016 (Wednesday).

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