Indian Railway this service closed: India is going to celebrate its 77th Independence Day on 15th August. On this occasion, on the occasion of Independence Day of 2023, security agencies are taking all possible steps for security system in Delhi. In view of this, it has been decided to discontinue an essential service of Indian Railways. This service is related to Rail Parcel. Railways has suspended parcel service at various railway points falling in Delhi region from 12th August to 15th August. That is, if you have to send your bike, scooter or any other goods by rail parcel to Delhi, then wait for three to four days. However, this facility will continue for registered magazines and newspapers.
Where will the service stop?
According to the information given by the Railways, the service has been stopped under security arrangements. Under this, parcel service will remain closed on 12, 13, 14 and 15 August 2023 at New Delhi, Delhi Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminal, Delhi Sarah Rohilla and Adarsh Nagar Delhi railway stations falling in Delhi zone. However, the movement of registered newspapers and letter parcels will continue as before. Parcel package/packing will be free from parcel warehouse and platform. Outbound and inbound traffic including leased SLR, AGC and VPS will be prohibited at all locations.
What about the passengers’ luggage?
Railways informed that from August 12, the arrangement of parcels for commercial purposes will be stopped. However, passengers can carry their luggage in the coach. On the contrary, booking of registered news magazines and periodicals will be allowed after following all commercial procedures. This restriction will also apply to those trains originating from other divisions/zones which have stopped for loading/unloading in Delhi zone. Railways said that no parcel will be booked for these destinations between 12 to 15 August 2023.
Tight security arrangements in systems at locations
After the staff reaches the spot, they should check each and every coach of the passenger trains properly and lock them in the yard before sending them to the yard. Empty trains which are standing on platforms should also not be left unlocked and their doors should be kept closed. Instructions have also been given for regular checking of two wheelers and four wheelers parked in the parking lot of railway site environment. It has been asked to initiate an awareness campaign to introduce flow testing in passenger trains.