Cancellation Of Chennai Flight May Delay Postal Movement

Postal articles are likely to be delayed following the cancellation of the Trichy-Chennai daily night service of Jet Airways. This has forced the Railway Mail Service (RMS) authorities to go back to trains to send all types of posts — speed, parcel and registered.

Meanwhile, the newly-commenced Trichy–Mumbai daily service by Jet Airways has started bringing postal parcels from Mumbai. RMS is a wing of India Post mainly for dispatching and accepting of all types of mail (post, speed post, registered post, parcel and express parcel) via train.

Unlike postal services department, it functions on a 24×7 basis. About 10,000 mails including 5,000 speed posts are being dispatched from Trichy every day. These mails are dispatched in three sections — via Rameshwaram, Pearl City and Nellai Express trains — across the country through Chennai, officials said.

This apart, a considerable number of mails was being dispatched via air till Jet Airways announced cancellation of its night service on Trichy – Chennai sector from July 1. Read More

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