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Moving goods by container trains may become costlier in India

Moving goods by container trains might get more expensive in 2010. The Indian Railways has decided to increase haulage charges for container-train operators by three to eight percent with effect from 1 January.

Haulage charge is the amount paid by container-train operators to the Indian Railways for using the railway network and its infrastructure. When contacted, several container-train operators said they were evaluating the situation and may decide to pass on part or all of the additional cost to end customers.