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Ministry of Railways - Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion of Certain Trains

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Ministry of Railways

Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion of Certain Trains to be Effective from 1st December 2011 Keeping in View The Safety of The Passengers

Ministry of Railways has decided to cancel/partial cancellation/divert mail/express trains during fog period from 1st December 2011 to 31st January 2012.  Earlier this was announced to be  effective from 20th December 2011.  This is being done keeping in view the safety of the travelling passengers.  It may also be noted that the fog conditions this year have occurred earlier than normally forecast and also as compared to last year and which is resulting in preponement of schedule of cancelled trains etc.  The cancellation etc. of trains  is being announced  in advance  so that travellers can plan their alternative journeys accordingly and are put to minimum inconvenience.

Zonal Railways have also been requested to constantly keep a watch on fog conditions, keep reviewing the status and consider starting cancelled trains with 3-days notice whenever and wherever feasible.

Employment News : SMS alerts to the publications of uploading Release Orders by DAVP

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SMS alerts to the publications of uploading Release Orders by DAVP (Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity) under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

A new facility has been introduced by DAVP, of sending SMS alerts to the publications concerned within seconds of uploading any Release Orders for an advertisement. This would help the publishers to know about the advertisement issued to them even when they are not browsing the website of DAV.

The following SMS agencies are currently empanelled with DAVP on a pilot basis. The empanelment of these agencies is valid till 14 Dec 2011.


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In order to prevent misuse of Tatkal scheme by agents/unscrupulous Clements, Railways have amended the Tatkal scheme for reservation of tickets. The following are the measures/ changes announced in the scheme which would come in force from 21.11.2011 and those are:

*The Advance Reservation period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme has been reduced from 2 days at present to 1 day excluding the day of journey from the train originating station

*No refund will be granted on cancellation of Tatkal confirmed tickets subject to the exception such as cancellation of trains/late running of trains for more than 3 hours, etc.

*No. duplicate Tatkal tickets will be issued. Duplicate tickets will be issued only in exceptional cases but on payment of full fare again including theTatkal charges.

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