GUWAHATI, Sept 20 - As per instructions issued by the Railway Board, Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway has revised the charges of porterage at railway stations charged by the sahayaks.
Accordingly, the new rate for carrying of luggage by sahayaks up to 40 kg per head will be Rs 80. The rate for use of wheelchair or stretcher will be Rs 100, and rate for carriage of luggage by trolley will be Rs 150. The porterage charges were last revised in 2012.
�The economic and living conditions of the sahayaks were a matter for concern and the new rate is expected to be beneficial for the sahayaks. The realistic revision of the porterage charge is expected to curb overcharging by a section of the sahayaks. Passengers too are requested to pay only as per the approved rates and to avail the service of the licensed sahayaks only,� said PJ Sharma, Chief PRO of NRF.