Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Showing posts with label Traffic Account. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Traffic Study Material by Shri Murali, SSO(A)/Chennai/SR


Various types of charges collected in Railway Receipts

By P.Murali Sr.SO(A)/TA/SR

Current prevailing Rates:

  1. Wagon Demand Registration FEE. W.E.F. 01.11.2022 (WDRF)


Registration fee per wagon (Rs.)

Registration Fee per rake (Rs.)








No loading

No loading

Lump Sum Deposit for Government Departments shall be Rs.5 Lakhs.

Authority TC-I/2020/101/efile/I-part(I)(3332083) dt 17.10.2022

  1. Demurrage Charges 

The current Base Rate of DC shall be Rs.150/- per 8 wheeled wagons per hour w.e.f. 1.10.2022

Duration of excess detention beyond the free time of stock

Rate of Demurrage

Upto 6 hours

Rs.150/- per wagon per hour or part thereof

Beyond 6 hours upto 12 hours

Base rate + 10%

Beyond 12 hours upto 14hours

Base rate + 25%

Beyond 24 hours upto 48 hours

Base rate + 50%

Beyond 48 hours upto 72 hours

Twice of Base Rate

Beyond 72 hours 

Thrice of Base Rate

Authority TC-I//2022/201/efile/2(3394909   dt  13.09.2022

The debit/credit system of charging DC on trial measure has been discontinued  w.e.f. 01.10.2022

  1. Wharfage Charges

Railway Premises (Goods Sheds, Stations etc.) will be classified into three groups as prescribed below on the basis of average number of rakes dealt with during the period from 1st January to 30th April. 

Group I 

More than 12 rakes per month

Group II

7 rakes to 12 rakes per month

Group III

less than 7 rakes per month 

PERMISSIBLE FREE TIME FOR REMOVAL OF GOODS FROM RAILWAY PREMISES 3.1 Free time for removal of goods from railway premises will be as under:

  1. Goods stacked in goods sheds etc. waiting to be loaded in wagons/rake  

Group I 

12 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group II

15 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group III

30 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

(b) Goods unloaded from wagons/rakes waiting to be removed from goods shed etc.

Group I 

12 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group II

15 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

Group III

30 working hours from the expiry of free time for loading of wagons/rake

  1. Siding Charges:  

The siding charges are calculated with All India Engine  Hour Cost (AIHEC)  which is advised by the Traffic Commercial Department. Every year. Based on the AIEHC siding charges are fixed for each siding. 

The AIEHC for the current year w.e.f. 01.08.2022

Type of Engine Locomotives

Cost per hour

Broad Gauge (BG)

Meter Gauge (MG)

Diesel Locomotives

Shunting Engine



Train Engine



Electric Locomotives

Train Engine



Costs to be recovered for steam locos wherever in use over IR shall be identical to that of Diesel Engines indicated above.

Minimum time levied for siding charge is one hour

If the shunting trip time exceeds one hour based on trip trials conducted. The siding rates are calculated accordingly. 

  1. Busy Season Charge

Busy Season Charges which were discontinued during the pandemic period .  Now the Board has decided              to levy the same w.e.f. 01.10.2022 at the rate of  15 % for all commodities except Coal & Coke, container traffic and Automobile traffic. The Busy Season period is from 1st April to 30th June and 1st October to 31st March.

(Authority TCR/1078/2020/16/3329183  dated 27.09.2022

  1. Development Surcharge:

5% levied throughout the year on all Goods Traffic

Authority TCR/1078/2015/14 dt 20.07.2015 

  1. Congestion charge:. 

25% for all traffic booked to Bangladesh.

 20% for all  traffic booked to Pakistan 

Authority TCR/1078/2015/14 dt 20.07.2015 

  1. Port congestion charges: 

 10% is levied for all Goods traffic, including containers originating from the ports. 

Authority TCR/1078/2015/14 dt 20.07.2015 

  1. OTC & DTC:

 In addition ,Originating Terminal Charge and Destination Terminal Charge are collected and apportioned to Originating Railway and Terminating Railway. The rates are OTC Rs. 20/- per tonne and DTC Rs.20/- per tonne.

  1. GST:

 5% Levied on all commodities.

  1. Railway Material consignment:

 when booked in Department owned wagons NO OTC, DTC and  busy season surcharge levied.    If RMC is booked in the General Service Wagon it is treated as Revenue Traffic and all charges are levied.

  1. Freight calculation

 sample calculation 

From:  MDKS   - ACC Siding Madukkarai

To:      BDJ           - BADAGARA

Commodity : Cement

Class :  140 B Wagon load

Distance : 216  Kms.

Table Rate : Rs. 366.50

Tonnes : 759 T


216 Kms.

Table Rate


Chargeable weight 

759 T



OTC & DTC 40/T

Rs. 15,180/-  Origin is private siding only DTC is charged

Busy season surcharge 15 %

Rs.41,729.50 (278173.5* 15%)

Development Surcharge 5%

Rs. 15992.13 ((278173.5+41729) X 5%)

GST 5%

Rs.17,554 (278173.5+15180+41729.5+15992.13) X 5 %

Total freight 



  1. Hub and Spoke system:

 Operators can operate the Hub and Spoke system for transportation of containers in certain regions for which the system of documentation and calculation of haulage charges would be as follows. 

  1. Hub is a container loading facility/depot, which will be used by an operator to aggregate/ disseminate traffic. For this purpose, the operator may make a request to the Railway indicating the pairs of stations between which he will run his container trains via this hub.  Depending on operational feasibility and ensuring that this feasibility is not used by operators to get undue benefit of telescopic rate, the hub will be approved and notified to the Railway Administration by the Railway Board.  No benefit may be given unless a Hub is notified by the Railway Board.

  1. The Originating point will clearly indicate on the Railway Receipt (RR) whether the container will go directly to the destination or will move via a specified hub.  

  1. The haulage charges for the loaded container will be charged from the originating point to the destination point for the entire distance of actual haulage via the specified “Hub”.

  1. For the loaded/empty container transshipped at the “Hub”, a subsequent RR with “Zero” freight will be prepared for the distance from the hub to the destination, duly cross-referring the original RR and the originating point on the subsequent RR.

  1. The RR for recovery of haulage charges will be prepared by Railway Staff posted at ICD/Port/Railway Terminal on the basis of summary given by the operator of ICD indicating weight of consignment including the tare weight of container.

  1. CONCOR:

  • The haulage charges are  only collected for movement of TEU (Twenty feet Equivalent unit). The  empty haulage is also charged.

  • The loaded container single deck are charged based on   the weight loaded i.e, upto 10T, more than 10T and upto 20T, more than 20T and upto 26T, more than 26T and upto 30T and more than 30T. 

  • Similarly empty container single deck and Empty Flat wagon movements are also charged. 

  • Development Surcharge 5%,  GST and Terminal Access Charge is also  leviable   for concor movement. 

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Monday, July 4, 2022

TEFD - Traditional Empty Flow Direction

 TEFD - Traditional Empty Flow Direction

  • Railway Board’s Corrigendum No.5 to Rate Circular No.13 of 31-3-2022

  • Validity from 01-04-2022 to 31-03-2023.

  • Objects: To reduce the empty run ratio on IR and to garner additional revenue to


  • Automatic rebate through computerized FOIS system.

  • Notified streams on TEFD shall be based on the flow of empties between

divisions in case of Intra - zonal traffic and between notified divisions of

other zones in case of inter-zonal traffic.

  • Traffic under TEFD can be booked from end to end or from any terminal of

the originating division of empty flow stream to any intermediate terminal in

the direction of the empty flow stream.

  • Permitted wagons such as  Open – BOXN group, pure BOST rakes, Covered –BCN and BCNHL group, Flat wagons and mixed steel rakes – BRN group, BOST group and CONCORD

  • Concession under TEFD i.e., Inter-Zonal and Intra-Zonal traffic.

  • Percentage of concession under TEFD - 20% or 15% on NTR of an applicable Class rate subject to floor limit of NTR of Class-100.

  • Restricted Commodities are Iron Ore (all types)/Coal & Coke/Chemical Manures/ POL traffic/RMC traffic/Military traffic/Commodities under Class 100 & 100A and less than LR-1.

Lead restriction

  • Short lead traffic of less than or equal to 100 km shall not be eligible under this scheme.

  • Minimum offer of traffic shall be half rake of – - BCN/BCNA/BCNAHS -10; BCNHL – 10; BOXN Group – 29

  • Traffic booked under this scheme shall not be re booked, diverted, or given delivery short of the destination.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

TAMS - Traffic Accounts Management System



By K K Subramani, AFA/Trg/IRIFM


Introduction:   Traffic Accounts Management System. TAMS was sanctioned in F.Y. 2016-2017. A MoU was signed with Northern Railway in March 2017. Central Railway (CR) and Northern Railway (NR) is nominated as nodal Railway for this project. The Functional requirement for User is coordinated by Central Railway


It uses the Mapping of best practices on computerization processes available in TA office. It Identified and bridges the Gap. It aims at Design, Development and Implementation of Traffic Account application


Objectives of TAMS:


1.    Integration of all Accounting Returns of IR: Passenger, Goods, Other Coaching and Sundries

2.    Collected Earnings and cash book to be reconciled.

3.    Originating Earnings:  ST 18 Transaction number + transaction value for statistical statements

4.    Apportioned Earnings:  6A for Passenger and 7C for Goods.

5.    Computerized Balance Sheets in TA office its integration.

6.    Generation of Traffic Book: Part A, B, C and D

7.    Balance-sheet to be linked with cash office module of IPAS

8.    Finally, Generation of Earnings Account.


What TAMS does: TAMS utilises the features available in FOIS, PRS/UTS/PMS, with necessary fine tuning, minor modifications to suit the requirement.


All modifications in the data shall be routed through Error sheet module only for accountal and traceability.


The entries will appear in Balance Sheet only after due reconciliation in the system, thereby internal check is ensured.


Balance Sheet will be the final outcome of the station transactions with all activities and without any manual adjustments in the Balance Sheet.




1.    Manual Submission of Balance Sheet will be dispensed. 

2.    Availability of Zone wise inward and outward data

3.    Availability of Station outstanding data directly to Divisions and Hqrs.

4.    Instant Accountal of Debits and settlement of debits online.

5.    Eliminates lot of correspondence.

6.    Apportioned revenue data available on line to Commercial Dept.

7.    Dispensing the preparation of manual CR/ TR notes and online reconciliation

8.    Facilitate acknowledgement of Cash through IPAS module.

9.    Division wise earnings – category wise are available through Traffic Book Part A.