Reweighment of goods at receiving station:
In order to guard against wrong weighments, the receiving station should exercise a check on the weight recorded on the invoice. At least 10% of all consignments booked should be reweighed daily and details recorded in the reweighment register for necessary action.
When there is a difference between thee invoice weight and that found on on weighment, the matter must be dealt in accordance with railway rules and suitable note made in the good tally book.
(a) All consignments , the invoices or labels of which have been endorsed for weighment , should be weighed at the destination station, if not already weighed en route
(b) Where invoice or labels have been endorsed for weighment at an intermediate weighbridge station and the result of such weighment has not been communicated to the destination station, the latter should call for the same telegraphically from the weighbridge station. If no reply is received , the entire consignment should be reweighed at the destination station. In case , weighment facilities do not exist at destination station , charges should be retained on the sender's weight or prescribed minimum weight , which ever is higher.
Railways don't undertake to weigh the consignment at the destination station as a matter of course. Such weighments can only be considered in exceptional cases.
Request for such reweighment of goods booked should be referred to the Divisional Commercial Manager , who may permit the rewighment at his discretion .
A railway administration may , on the request made by the consignee or endorsee, allow weighment of the consignment subject to such conditions and on payment of such charges as may be prescribed and demurrage charges if any .
Provided that except in cases where a railway servant authorised in this behalf considered if necessary so to do, no weighment shall be allowed of goods booked at owner's risk or goods which are perishable and likely to lose weight in transit .
Provided further that no request for weighment of consignment in wagon load or in train load shall be allowed if the weighment is not feasible due to congestion in the yard or such other cuircumstances as may be prescribed.