TAMP has tentatively approved JNPT’s proposal to equalise rail and truck handling rates, driving down the cost of rail and up those for trucking. The effort is to move more freight via intermodal rail from trucks to minimise the land side congestion. With the provisional approval the port will begin charging Rs.844 per teu for truck and rail cargo, compared with the previous scale of Rs.476 and Rs.1,547, respectively. TAMP has said that a final order will be issued after consultation with the stakeholders. The port authorities are aiming to increase the share of rail in cargo movement to 25 per cent.