It is easy to book goods or luggage for some stations of Varanasi-Bhatni rail section from Mumbai and Surat, but getting the same has become difficult. Alam is that if the coordination between the railway officials along with the sender and receiver of the goods is broken, then the booked goods are moving in the trains only. Despite the closure of parcel services of many stations, this problem is coming to the fore every day when goods have been booked for those stations. The local authorities are somehow ensuring the supply of goods by communicating with the consignee.
Divisional Commercial Inspector Akhilesh Kumar Singh said that goods are being booked from cities like Mumbai, Surat and Ahmedabad for Beltharrod, Salempur, Bhatni and Indara. Whereas, parcel services of Beltharrod, Salempur, Bhatni and Indara have been stopped. All employees associated with this service have been removed from these closed services stations. In such a situation, when the goods are coming by train, then there is a problem. Sometimes due to poor communication between railway officials, the goods are going to Gorakhpur instead of landing at Mau Junction. Once the communication is established with the beneficiary, arrangements are being made to drop the goods at Mau Junction and send them from local level to Beltharrod, Indara or Salempur. More time, labor and money have to be invested in this. The time interval between the booking and delivery of goods is increasing, so different.
Parcel services of Mau Junction are currently being operated. Traders of border town panchayats like Mau, Ghazipur, Ballia etc. book goods by bringing parcels of Mau Junction home if necessary. At the same time, when goods come from outside, goods are taken from here. The problem is only for those who are not aware and are getting the goods booked for their nearest station where services have been stopped. DCI Akhilesh Singh says that a plan has been prepared by the Railways to pick up and deliver the parcel from door to door. For this, parcel houses will be operated through private companies or agencies, but this service has not yet started at Mau Junction, Indara, Beltharrod and Bhatni Junction.