SMS based alert service for cancelled Trains

SMS based alert service for cancelled Trains 

Ministry of Railways has started yet another passenger friendly measure on pilot basis, under which SMS messages would be sent to passengers informing about train cancellation in case the train in which they have booked their tickets for is cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. Under this pilot project, the SMS messages are being sent to those passengers who are boarding at originating station. At a later stage, this will be extended to cover enroute station also. This exclusive SMS based service has been commenced on all India basis. 

The SMS will be sent to their respective mobile numbers entered by them in reservation slips while buying tickets from PRS counters or while purchasing online e-tickets. The cancellation information would be sent quite in advance to the passengers for their convenience so that it may help them plan alternative arrangement in time. To avail this facility, passengers are advised to invariably mention their mobile numbers on the reservation slips. 

The software for this service has been developed by Center for Railway information systems (CRIS), the information technological (IT) wing of the Indian Railways. 

Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Indian Roads Congress session at Srinagar 

Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari has stressed upon the need to maintain a balance between development and ecology and environment. He said this while inaugurating the 206th Council Meeting of the Indian Roads Congress (IRC) at the Sher-I-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar today. 

J&K State Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Gardens and Parks Shri Syed Altaf Bukhari and Minister of State for Public Works Shri Sunil Sharma were also present at the inaugural function. 

The minister highlighted and appreciated the role played by IRC in the development of roads and highways in India, and stressed upon the need to implement research findings at the ground level. He also talked about the importance of introducing green and clean technologies in order to minimise adverse effects on ecology and environment as a result of development. 

Shri Nitin Gadkari said that a positive and development oriented approach is necessary to achieve the goal of fast paced development in the country. He said that progress is not possible unless the values of a positive work culture are imbibed by one and all. 

He stressed upon all stakeholders to promote innovation and local expertise to meet challenges, and also put up a strong case for appreciation of efforts of those who perform well. He said that such instances will prove as an inspiration for others and will motivate them to put in their best. 

Shri Syed Altaf Bukhari, while addressing the gathering, highlighted the importance of communication networks for socio-economic development and thanked IRC for choosing Srinagar as the venue for the meeting. He said that IRC is rendering a great service to the nation and the state of Jammu and Kashmir is in need of its guidance and advice to make advances in public infrastructure. 

Shri Rohit Kansal, Secretary and Commissioner, Public Works Department, Government of J&K, expressed hope that the participants of this meeting will prove as brand ambassadors for the state and holding of such events will help bring tourists back to the state after last year’s devastating floods. He thanked IRC whole heartedly for providing opportunity to play host, and expressed confidence that Kashmiri hospitality will win the hearts and minds of the participants. 

Earlier in the session, President IRC Dr. Mahesh Kumar threw light on the mandate of IRC and gave a presentation on how the organisation has evolved since its inception. IRC is a premier institution associated with research, development and documentation of latest trends in the field of road transport and highways. It has over 16,700 registered members from all over the country. Around 100 delegates from across the country are taking part in the two day event. Shri Nitin Gadkari also released 14 IRC documents and Codes of Practice on the occasion. 

Heavy Rains Expected to Continue Over Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Saurashtra and Kutch Regions for Next 24 Hours 

A Heavy Rainfall Warning has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for most places in Gujarat, Konkan & Goa regions. In a bulletin the IMD said that isolated heavy rain fall is forecast for next 24 hours at many places in Gujarat, Konkan, Goa, Saurashtra and Kutch regions. Yesterday’s depression over Gujarat region has moved northeastwards and weakened into a low pressure area over Northwest Madhya Pradesh and adjoining South Uttar Pradesh as of this morning. 

Centre to provide financial assistance for developing ropeways to promote tourism in Uttarakhand 

Tehri Lake area will be developed as a mega destination under Swadesh Darshan scheme of Ministry of Tourism: Dr Mahesh Sharma 

The Union Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma held a meeting with Tourism Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Dinesh Dhanai in New Delhi today. Today’s meeting was a follow up of the earlier meeting of Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Shri Harish Rawat with Dr. Mahesh Sharma to seek central assistance for development of tourism in the state. 

Highlighting the potential of tourism in Uttarakhand state, Shri Dinesh Dhanai said that state government wishes to develop tourism through an ambitious project of ropeways. He sought assistance for development of Kedarnath-Lincholi ropeway and ropeway between Tehri lake and New Tehri which provide a scenic view of the Himalayas. 

Dr. Mahesh Sharma assured assistance for the Kedarnath ropeway under the PRASAD scheme and assistance for Tehri ropeway under Large Revenue Generating scheme of Ministry of Tourism. Dr. Mahesh Sharma disclosed that the Tehri lake area will be developed as a mega destination under Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism. It will also include developing of walkway around the Tehrilake, the Union minister added. Dr. Mahesh Sharma also assured Shri Dhanai that the centre is making all efforts to provide funds for the ongoing tourism related infrastructure projects taken up by the state under PIDDC. 

Senior officials of the Ministry of Tourism and State Government were also present at the meeting. 


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