PTO - Preferential Traffic Order
Section 70 of the Railways Act, 1989 - First comes first to serve - Basis for Booking and transportation of Goods. No priority or No preference
Section 71 of Railway Act, 1989 - Orders are issued by Central Government to Railways Administration from time to time - For giving priority or preference to booking and transportation of particular types of commodities in the interest of the Nation / Public in General or for Industrial Development.
PTO - Preferential Traffic Order - Published by the Central Govt in Gazetted and informed the Railway Administration.
PTO validity - 1 Year.
The priority route is decided and Goods are carried by that route only
Block Rake traffic is preferred over Peice-meal Traffic.
Traffic will have preference over other Traffic within the same class of Priority in the following order:
Traffic guaranteed under special Schemes
Traffic booked from Full rake handling siding having mechanized loading facility.
Single Point Block rakes over two-point / multi-point mini rakes
Two days in a week shall be reserved and notified for allotment of rakes as per the ODR - Date of Registration irrespective of the class of priority.
Any Traffic under special orders of the Ministry of Railways / Railway Board / Zonal Railways
Key points for MCQ
PTO stands for Preferential Traffic Order
PTO validity - 1 Year
PTO - Issued by Central Govt and published in Gazette
No of Priorities under PTO - 4
MIL RAIL - Military wing of the Railways (Office at Sena Bhawan, Army Hqrs)
Railways Act - Year 1989
PDS stands for Public Distribution System
RMS stands for Raw Material for Steel plants
POL stands for Petroleum, Oil, & Lubricants