Rangiya Division of Northeastern Frontier (NF) Railway has chosen to go paperless, as far as goods business is concerned about rolling out eT-RR (Electronic Transmission of Railway Receipt) by replacing RR. The first eT-RR of Rangia Division has been generated on August 1st, 2019 from Indian Oil Siding at New Bongaigaon for goods loaded to destination NTPC plant at Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh.
RR (Railway Receipt) is a vital document, in the entire chain of freight business of Railways. It is like an acknowledgement of receipt of goods for transportation by rail. The owner of the original Railway Receipt is supposed to be the owner of the goods.
In the earlier system, the printed RR once generated used to be given to rail customer who loaded the consignment (consignor) after completing loading in goods train and after paying all railway freight charges. The Consignor, in turn, had to further transfer it to the consignee, who would take delivery of goods at destination, through post or courier. At the destination station, delivery of consignment was given on surrender of original RR by customer.
In the earlier system, the customer used to face the problem of delay in taking delivery, whenever the goods train reaches the destination earlier than the original RR. The new system of transmission of RR electronically eliminates this problem entirely.
“The new system introduced is a very simple; hassle-free and user-friendly system which would immensely benefit freight customers. In this system, the RR, a mandatory document, for effecting delivery of goods, is generated, transmitted and surrendered or deposited electronically,” the NF Railway stated.
The entire process is carried through FOIS portal (https://www.fois.indianrail.gov.in). In order to avail this facility, customers (both consignors and consignees) have to pre-register themselves at the nearest Railway Division, where they carry out their business
“The eT-RR and placement of demand for wagons electronically (e-RD module) are definitely going to be a game-changer as far as freight business of Railways is concerned as it provides a safer, faster, transparent and more convenient paperless system for all segments of freight customers apart from boosting the Digital India Initiatives,” it added.
Guwahati | First Published: Aug 04, 2019