In a bid to provide a one-stop cargo solution for the transportation of goods, Indian Railways has launched a freight business development portal, to fulfill the needs of freight customers and strengthen the ease of doing business. According to a statement released by the Railway Ministry, the dedicated freight portal will ensure that all operations stay customer-centric, reduce the costs for logistics providers, provide the online tracking facility for suppliers and also simplify the process of goods transportation. The portal has been designed to replace the physical process with an online way, in order to minimize human interaction.
The new portal will help in tracking consignments online for fright customers. It offers customer-centric incentive schemes to facilitate logistic requirements, scheduled timetables movement of cargo over Indian Railways network, live tracking, and monitoring of parcels. It also offers ease of doing business opportunities as businesses can look for investment opportunities with Indian Railways for owing a private freight terminal. It also offers investment opportunities for wagons.
Freight Business Development Portal: Here's how you can use the new portal for transporting goods through the Indian Railways freight network:
Register yourself on the Freight Business Development Portal by using the link - https://www.fois.indianrail.gov.in/foisEfnote/OpenPages/RgtrUserN.jsf
Find a suitable terminal based on your location, district, state, PINCODE, Railway Division or Railway Zone using the Search Terminal Dashboard
Select the right wagon using wagon selector tool
Get expected freight charges and transit time
Use the link to track the status of your consignment: https://www.fois.indianrail.gov.in/RailSAHAY/Home.jsp