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Food Corporation of India asked to pay Rs Eight lakh by Railways

Dindigul: The railway authorities here has directed Food Corporation of India (FCI) to pay a fine of Rs eight lakh for transporting 110 tonnes of rice more than the quantity for which freight charge had

PTI [ Updated: February 27, 2015 10:27 IST ]
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food corporation of india asked to pay rs eight lakh by railways

Dindigul: The railway authorities here has directed Food Corporation of India (FCI) to pay a fine of Rs eight lakh for transporting 110 tonnes of rice more than the quantity for which freight charge had been paid by the FCI.

According to officials 3,500 Tonnes of rice had been booked from Kazipet for distribution through PDS in Theni and Dindigul districts.

The weighing equipment, which could weigh the good even as the train is on the move showed that 110 tonnes had been loaded additionally in the 55 goods wagons. Hence they had directed the FCI to pay Rs eight lakh as fine for the additional goods loaded.

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