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On 28 May 2010, the Ministry of Railways through Addendum No. 11 to Rates Circular No. 36 of 2009 increased the Distance based Charges on freight of iron ore that is to be exported and used in the production of iron and steel.
The Distance based Charge applicable on such iron ore transportation was earlier set at a rate ranging from "Rs. 700 per tonne" to "125% of base freight rate plus Rs. 700 per tonne" depending on the distance of transport. This additional charge has been increased to a rate ranging from "Rs. 1000 per tonne" to "125% of base freight rate plus Rs. 1000 per tonne".
The new rates were initially applicable from 1 June 2010 until 30 June 2010, but were later extended indefinitely.
The charges were again increased in January 2011 (see related measure).
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