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Department of Railways

Transporting Goods using Railway Goods Wagons

Travel, Tourism & Lesiure

Organisation: Department of Railways

Source : View

procedure / method-

steps to follow -

1. download application form 2.10 from forms page

2. send to manager - sales and marketing of railways

fax to number 011-2432128 or handover to sales and marketing manager's office, railway headquarters, colombo 10 during
week days – 09.00 am to 04.00 pm.

3. speak to manager - sales and marketing- telephone no. 011-2431909

4. decision will be informed to you

5. payments can be done at the counters at railway headquarters, colombo 10.

payments-

1.minimum charges for reserving wagons
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- wagon type rate
1 four wheeled wagon rs. 2500.00
2 eight wheeled wagon with a loading capacity up to 28 tones rs. 3000.00
3 eight wheeled wagon with a loading capacity up to 39.6 tones rs. 4000.00
4 eight wheeled wagon with a loading capacity above 39.6 tones rs. 4500.00
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2. rates for transportation of goods in wagons (including incidental charges for placing of wagons, empty haulage etc.)
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- class rate per tone – km
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below rambukkana
above rambukkana
1 class 1 rs. 3.75 rs. 5.25
2 class 2 rs.4.50 rs. 6.00
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3.rates for transportation of petroleum products (including incidental charges for placing of wagons, empty haulage etc.)
- product rate per tone – km
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below rambukkana
above rambukkana
1 aviation spirit rs. 6.00 -
2 petrol,diesel,gasoline and other oils rs.4.50 rs. 5.25
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4.rates for transportation of mails (including incidental charges for placing of wagons, empty haulage etc.)

- mail wagon type rate per tone – km
- - below rambukkana above rambukkana
1 traveling post van rs. 25.00 rs. 40.00
2 half brake van rs. 15.00 rs. 25.00
3 mails with guard rs. 10.00 rs. 12.00
4 bogie covered goods wagon rs. 15.00 rs. 25.00
5 covered goods wagon rs. 10.00 rs. 18.00
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5.additional charge for insurance
- minimum charge = rs 100.00
- additional charge = 7.5% of the normal charge
- insurance below rs.7500.00 - to be paid to the station master
- insurance above rs.7500.00 - to be paid to the divisional transportation
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the documents to be brought for obtaining the service:

  • national identity card
  • transport permits for timber and purchase bills for furniture

for further information:

designation name telephone fax e-mail
commercial superintendent’s mr.wijaya samarasinghe +94-11-2320109 +94-11-2320109 com@railway.gov.lk

the deviations from the above procedure :

station masters are empowered to reject any good, if they are suspicious about the type of goods or the person handing over the goods.


organization information

department of railways

railway headquarters,
p.o. box 355,
colombo.


mr. l.p.h. waduge
telephones:+94 11 2 421281
fax nos:+94 11 2 446490
email:gmr@railway.gov.lk
website: www.railway.gov.lk