A Press Communique [issued in Simla] says: The increasing pressure on Telegraph service due to the expansion in traffic and the inability of the department to meet this expansion owing to the shortage in material and staff, have led the Government of India to decide that as further means of relieving the pressure on the department the tariff for ordinary inland private telegrams, should be increased from eight annas for a telegram of 12 words or less, with half an anna for every additional word, to a uniform rate of one anna a word with a minimum of 12 annas, and that the rate for express telegrams should be raised from one rupee for 12 words or less with two annas for every additional word, to a uniform rate of two annas a word with minimum of Rs. 1-8-0.

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