The Indian Railways have formalized the tariff for RO-RO (Roll-on, Roll-off) service it provides to its transporters. The new charges are now equivalent to the road tax.
The new freight rates will be applicable for RO-RO service that will be operated on the Indian Railway network including the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). These services were heavily used during the COVID-19 pandemic to transport oxygen containers to the hospitals.
As of today, the RO-RO services are run on DFC and Konkon railways, although fright circular states pan-India uniform charges for RO-RO billing.
The base rate for rail RO-RO services for a rigid body truck has been maintained at Rs. 1,46398 across a distance of 2751-2875 km. A few of the overhead charges like the development fees, terminal fees and GST are also included in addition to the basic freight rate of the railways.