TERMINAL INCENTIVE CUM ENGINE ON LOAD SCHEME (TIELS) Updated on
Note : Implementation of TIELS issued vide FMC No 9 of 2006 dt 06.03.2006 and 16 of 2007dt 24.05.2007 would be kept on held till further orders and no new agreement will be entered into .
While pending TIELS it may be noted that provisions in Para -1 and 6 of the FMC No 9 of 2006dt 06.03.2006 pertaining to limiting of free time for all future terminals shall continue to be applicable . Vide Rly Bds letter no 2005 / TC (FM) / 1 / 8 / Pt dt 19.11.2008
A new scheme TIELS has been introduced by superseding EOL scheme which is as follows:-
1. The scheme will be applicable to existing siding only which have been notified for charging freight on through distance basis. All future sidings are to come up with EOL concept and loading and unloading for TIELS would be applicable for all such future terminals without any financial benefits being admissible.
2. The scheme will only be applicable to private siding and terminals handling a maximum of 5 rakes per day on an average. This scheme is not applicable to privately owned wagons. (Vide Rly Bd's letter no.2005/TC (FM)/ 1/8 dt.24.05.07 and FMC No.16 of 2007.) It is further clarified that TIELS is applicable to the general service wagons, procured under Wagon Investment Scheme (WIS) or Own Your Wagon Scheme (OYWS) where such general service wagons get merged and operate in the general pool of wagons of Indian Railway Vide Rly. Bd's letter no 2005/TC (FM)/1/8 dt. 27.09.07.
3. The scheme will also be applicable to Goods Sheds and Rail Side Warehouse Complexes subject to conditions separately specified for goods sheds.
4. Financial incentive will be given to such freight customers who help to reduce terminal detentions through one or more of the following means:
(a) Investment in or augmentation of infrastructure for mechanized loading and unloading such as increase in number of pay-loaders, tipplers, in motion weighbridges, loading chutes etc.
(b) Invest in yard lay out of their sidings.
(c) Introduce round the clock working in terminals to save detention to wagons.
(d) Increase in number of labourers.
5. Direct benefits accruing to freight customers would be as follows:
(a) Freight rebate as stipulated for a period of 10 years.
(b) Utilization of railway loco during the duration of free time, without paying engines hire charges.
6 Loading/Unloading time for various types of block rakes with TIELS working are prescribed as follows:
Type of wagon
EOL free time in hrs.
Open Rake (BOXN etc.)
Hopper Rake(BOBR etc.)
Covered Rake(BCN etc.)
Tank Rake(BTPN etc.)
The free time mentioned above will be the actual free time for loading / unloading of wagon from placement to release. If at any terminal, additional shunting time etc. have been
permitted at present (from the exchange yard to siding and back ). The same would continue.
7. Para 7 may be amended and read as under :- For ascertaining placement and release timings, automatic timing devices linked to specified track circuits would have to be installed by the customer. If these are not available, appropriate safeguards with personal approval of the concerned DRM be put in place, till these devices are available vide Rly. Bd's letter no.2005/TC (FM)/1/8 dt. 24.05.07 and FMC No.16 of 2007.
8. It is possible for a customer to opt. For the above scheme either for his inward traffic or for his outward traffic, or for only one particular type of rake.(For example, a terminal owner may decide that he will be able to participate in this scheme only for unloading of his inward BOXN rake.)
9. Modalities for switching over to TIELS working is as follows:
(i) Customers who agree to switch over to TIELS working and load/unload their rakes within the limits prescribed for EOL timings would be eligible for incentives as detailed below.
(ii) The incentive would be worked out for all rakes handled at the terminal for the type of traffic which has gone on to TIELS working.
(iii) It would be given as a percentage rebate in freight charges.
(iv) The customers would be eligible for the above rebate for a total period of ten years as detailed in paras 10 and 11 below.
10. Financial incentives occurring to terminal/siding owners opting for TIELS would be as detailed in the table below.
Freight Rebate Penalty charges
11. Financial incentives accruing to customers opting for TIELS at goods sheds and Rail Side Ware house complexes, would be as detailed in the table below.
Freight Rebate Penalty charges
12 Freight rebate would be admissible for rakes loaded /unloaded within the EOL free time. Similarly, Penalty Charges would be levied for rakes detain for more than 1 hour beyond the EOL free time.
13. Under TIELS working, following stipulations would be operative for rakes detained beyond free time.
(i) After TIELS starts at the terminal/siding of goods shed(for a particular customer), normal demurrages would be levied for rakes detained beyond the EOL free time.
(ii) For rakes detained beyond the EOL free times notified for TIELS working, no freight rebate would be admissible.
(iii) For rakes detained for more than 1 hour beyond the EOL free time notified for TIELS working, penalty charges @ 1%of freight would be payable by the terminal/siding owner, or customer in the goods shed or Rail Side Ware house complex.
However, no penalty charges would be levied for the first three month period after start of TIELS working, so that the system stabilizes.
14. At those terminals where customers opt. For TIELS, railway will withdraw all C&W examination facilities from inside the terminal. Nominated base depot will be identify for C&W examination of all such inward and outward traffic based on relevant streams in which they are moving. This will be done by the zonal railway concern.
15. Terminals from where C&W examination can not be shifted will not qualify for being included in this scheme. However, in case of all such terminals, where the terminal owner is prepared to go in for the scheme and zonal railways express inability in withdrawing C&W examination facilities, the case will be referred to Railway Board for further scrutiny as whether C&W examination can be withdrawn or not.
16. Similarly at those non-electrified terminals/sidings in electrified section where customers opt. For TIELS, railways will undertake electrification of their sidings on priority, prior to introduction of TIELS, for this purpose the same norms for electrification will be followed as had been earlier approved for such sidings.(For sidings up to 5 Kms. In length, a traffic volume of 5 BOXN/7BCN rakes per month. For sidings upto 10 Kms. in length, a traffic volume of 9 BOXN/12 BCN rakes per month.
17. For bulk type sidings, freight will be charged on the basis of through distance upto a specified loading/unloading point and not for the entire length of the siding. No siding/shunting charges for haulage of wagons within the siding will be leviable under TIELS.
18. In terms of Para 4.5 of Board's letter no 99/TC (FM)/26/1 dated 31.3.2005, railway will bear the entire cost of all railway staff deployed at the siding operated under TIELS.
19. In terms of Board's letter no. 2004/TT-III/1/1 dated16.3.2005, higher preference, within the same class of priority, will be accorded in supply of rakes to TIEL Customers.
20 In case of multi-plant /multi-commodity sidings, if more than 50% of rakes being handled are covered under TIELS, then such a siding can be treated as TIELS siding for the purpose of no cost of railway staff to siding owner.
21. The modus operandi of implementation of the TIELS would be as follows:-
(I) Customers, who are interested in availing of the above benefits, would approach the division concerned.
(II) Customer will have to introduce round the clock working at his terminal in order to be eligible to participate in TIELS.
In case of goods sheds or rail side warehouse complexes, the customer will have to agree for round the clock working for all his rakes to be covered under TIELS. (For example if a customer opts. For inward covered rakes at the goods shed or rail-side ware house complex to be covered under TIELS, then all his inward covered rakes at that goods shed do rail side ware house complex would fall within the ambit of TIELS.)
(III) Division will sign on agreement with the terminal owners stipulating the streams of traffic that will be covered under TIELS working as also the date from which it will come into force.
In case of goods sheds or rail side ware house complexes, division will sign on Agreement with the customer nominating the goods shed, streams of traffic that will be covered under TIELS as also the date from which it will come into force. All such goods shed must have full length placement lines for handling a block rake in a single placement. The format of the Agreement will be circulated by Railway Board.
(IV) Division will thereafter notify the above revised free time for loading/unloading as given at Para 6 above, for different type of rakes covered under this scheme.
(V) Since this freight discount is in the nature of repayment and incentive for investment made, it will be admissible in addition to all other rebates that the siding owner/customer may become eligible for such as lean season policy, empty flow direction, incremental loading etc.
(VI) All outward traffic loaded from the siding / terminals or goods shed (for that customer) will be paid traffic.
(VII) For outward traffic originating from sidings/terminals or goods shed this discount will be given up front in freight charges at the time of booking.
The Goods Clerk will maintain a separate register connecting details of all outward traffic moved along with discount giving. TIA and sectional CMI will conduct post checks regarding this account keeping on a quarterly basis.
(VIII) In case the loading is being done by the consignor where as freight is being paid by the consignee, then the freight rebate would be given to the consignor by way of a 6 monthly refund (This situation would arise in case of colliery siding etc.)
(IX) For inward traffic this discount will be given by way of 6-monthly refund.
22.Once the terminal/siding owner or a customer in goods shed or rail side warehouse complex goes in for TIELS working, it would normally be binding on him to continue with TIELS working for future handling of traffic at that terminal. However, in case he wishes to move out of this scheme after 10 years, it would be permissible for him to do so.
23. May be added as under: - Force Majeure: - In Force Majeure situations such as war, insurrection, restraint imposed by the Government, act of legislature or other authority, explosion, accident, strike, riot, lockout acts of public enemy, acts of God, natural calamities, strikes or boycotts affecting the users, a court judgement, penalty charges indicated in paras 10 to 12 may be waived off by the Railway administration after due consideration. However, Situation like power failures, equipment failures and plant shutdown etc. Would not be part of the force majeure. Vide Rly. Bd's letter no.2005/TC (PM)/1/8 dt.24.05.07 and FMC No.16 of 07.
PREFERENTIAL TRAFFIC ORDER
GENERAL ORDER NO. 82
(FOR ALLOTMENT OF WAGONS)
(INFORCE FROM 1ST APRIL.2009)
Whereas, in the opinion of the Central Government, it is necessary in public interest so to do :
Now , therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 71 of the Railways Act, 1989 the Central Government hereby directs that All Railway Administrations shall give special facilities for or preference to the transport of goods/class of goods at a station / sidings as per priority / preference mentioned in the order.
1: PRIORITY 'A'
1.1: Military Traffic, when sponsored by MILRAIL. And approved by Railway Board .
2: PRIORITY 'B'
2.1: Goods for emergency relief work for victims of natural calamities, like floods, drought, earthquake etc. when sponsored by an officer not below the rank of Dy.Secretary of Central/State Government or Non- official organisation nominated by the Central/State Govt. and accepted by the originating Zonal Railway or Railway Board .
2.2; Food grains and levy sugar for Public Distribution System or other welfare schemes sponsored by Food Corporation of India and approved by Zonal Railways / Railway Board. Proposals for sponsor ship of any other commodity by a Central Government Agency will require specific approval of Railway Board.
3: PRIORITY 'C'
3.1: All programmed traffic of the following commodities when sponsored and accepted by authorities as under :
Coal companies, public of private, for quantities specified as per short term linkages approved by the Standing Linkage Committee.
Executive Director Rail Movement , or in his absence Director / Jt Director , Rail Movement , Kolkata for ER , ECR , SER , ECR,SECR and ECoR . For other Railways COM / CFTM of respective zones.
Raw Material to Steel Plants
Steel procedures who satisfy specific criteria
*Executive Director Rail Movement , or in his absence Director / Jt Director , Rail Movement , Kolkata for plants located in ER , ECR , SER , SECR , ECoR. ( Executive Director Rail Movement , Kolkata shall issue the programme for movement of raw material to Steel Plants located in the above five zones irrespective of the source of the raw material )
* For plants located in other Railways, acceptance of programme will be done by Executive Director Rail Movement, or in his absence Director / Jt Director Rail Movement, Kolkata if raw material is to be loaded from ER, ECR, SER, SECR or ECoR.
* For all others by COM / CFTM of the Railway where the plant is located.
Concerned fertilizer Manufactures / Importers
Proposals to accord priority for movement of any other commodity or traffic will have to be sent to Railway Board for approval .
4: PRIORITY 'D'
4.1: All traffic not included in priority 'A' to 'C'
5: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
5.1: Traffic will have preference over other traffic within the same class of priority in the following order:
a) Traffic covered by contractual obligations and / or guaranteed under specific Schemes like Wagon Investment Scheme , Freight Forwarder
Scheme, Terminal Incentive cum Engine on -Load scheme (TIELS) etc.
b) Traffic in rakes loaded from a Siding / Goods Shed having round the clock working.
c) Traffic in rakes from a full rake handling siding having mechanized system of loading.
5.2: Traffic offered for distance of more than 800 Kms will have preference over other traffic within the same classification and priority.
5.3: Traffic offered in block rakes, including clubbed indents constituting a block rake will be given preference over traffic in piecemealirrespective of the class of priority and date of registration.
5.4: Traffic offered in single point block rakes (including clubbed single point rakes) will be given preference over two point / multi point block rakes andmini rakes within the same class of priority
5.5 Any traffic can be accorded preferential loading and movement under a higher priority under special orders issued by the Ministry of Railways , Railway Board / Zonal Railways .
5.6 Two days in a week shall be reserved and notified for allotment of rakes as per the date of registration irrespective of the class of priority .
6 CURRENCY OF THE ORDER
6.1 This Preferential Traffic Order General Order No 82 will come into force w.e.f. 1st April 2009 and unless cancelled earlier will remain in force upto 31st March 2010.
Additional Member (Traffic)
Source : South Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 03-08-2012
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