Category Articles: Travel

Centre issues gazette notification for immigration check posts at Surat airport

June 21, 2018
Centre issues gazette notification for immigration check posts at Surat airport

Surat: The government of India has issued gazette notification for setting up immigration check post at Surat airport. This will make it possible to operate international flight to and from Surat airport which presently serves only domestic flights. According to a gazette notification under the passport entry into India rules 1950, the central government has designated Surat airport of Gujarat state as an authorized immigration check post for entry into exit from India with valid travel do...Read More

Ahmedabad – Mumbai flight suffers hydraulic problem, landed safely

June 20, 2018
Ahmedabad – Mumbai flight suffers hydraulic problem, landed safely

Mumbai: Full emergency was declared at 8.15 pm today for Ahmedabad - Mumbai Air India flight AI 985 due to hydraulic failure, said Mumbai Airport's Public Relation Office(PRO). The flight landed at 8.36 pm safely, added news agency ANI. More details are awaited. DeshGujaratRead More

Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra : An IAF Effort

June 20, 2018
Airbridge for Mansarovar Yatra : An IAF Effort

New Delhi: For three months, starting 18 Jun 2018, the Indian Air Force would create an airbridge between Pithoragarh and Gunji, in an effort to airlift 1080 registered passengers to Gunji to enable them to continue their journey for the coveted annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The requirement for the IAF to pitch in arose, when the MEA approached the MoD for air effort between the places where the connectivity was envisaged to be poor. “The IAF is ever ready to take over any task assigned ...Read More

A list of major decisions taken in review meeting for lion conservation chaired by Chief Minister of Gujarat

June 19, 2018
A list of major decisions taken in review meeting for lion conservation chaired by Chief Minister of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: A review meeting was held by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in presence of minister and minister of state for forest to discuss the strategy for conservation of Asiatic lions. Following are the decisions taken in this meeting: - 109 square km government owned padtar/forest area of Amreli and Bhavnagar districts will be declared as conservation reserve. - At present, the total area of lions has been divided in three circles namely 1. wildlife circle Junagadh, 2. Junagadh regiona...Read More

Kolkata bound Indigo plane suffers bird hit at Ahmedabad airport

June 19, 2018
Kolkata bound Indigo plane suffers bird hit  at Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad: An aircraft of private airliner Indigo had to make an emergency landing at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here this morning minutes after taking off due it getting 'bird-hit'. The aircraft was bird-hit at a height of around 13000 ft at a distance of around 30 nautical miles from the airport. Initially it was thought that it was caused by pigeons, 3 of which were found dead but now it is suspected that it might be an eagle or another such bird which ...Read More

Coolies attack e-rickshaw driver and manager at Surat railway station

June 17, 2018
Coolies attack e-rickshaw driver and manager at Surat railway station

Surat: Coolies at Surat railway station formed a group and brutally attacked the driver and manager of newly introduced e-rickshaw service here. Manager of e-cart service under attack suffered fractured bone injury as he was beaten up with heavy wooden stick by coolies in order to stop him from operating e-carts. The incident took place on Saturday. The injured manager was taken to Civil hospital. While coolies charge Rs 200, violating the rule, the e-cart service once operational will c...Read More

Surat – Sharjah – Surat flight likely from August 17

June 17, 2018
Surat – Sharjah – Surat flight likely from August 17

Surat: After notified as Customs airport, the Surat airport is soon going to become the second international airport of Gujarat. It is learnt that Air India Express will be the first air operator to start international flight from Surat airport. A flight connecting Surat to United Arab Emirate city Sharjah is likely to be operated with effect from August 17. The flight will be operated three-days a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight will leave Sharjah airport at 2.05 am and...Read More

Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow as part of annual Monsoon closure

June 15, 2018
Gir Sanctuary to close for tourists for 4 months from tomorrow as part of annual Monsoon closure

Sasan Gir: The famous Sinh Darshan (Lion safari) in the around 110 square kilometer area of the total 1412 sq km Gir National Park and Sanctuary more commonly known as Gir forest, the only abode of Asiatic lions situated in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, meant for tourist activities will be stopped from tomorrow for four months as part of the annual closure of the sanctuary for tourist activities during Monsoon. A senior forest official today said that that the forest w...Read More

Surat – Navsari Metrolink service of ST buses flagged off

June 14, 2018
Surat – Navsari Metrolink service of ST buses flagged off

Surat: Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation(GSRTC) has started metro link bus service connecting Surat to Navsari from Wednesday. With introduction of this bus service, the passengers will be able to travel between Surat and Navsari in Express bus time at a cost of local bus ticket fare. Around 20,000 people are likely to benefit from this service. Instead of current ticket fare of Rs 41 in express buses, the metro link service will charge only Rs 26. This service is likely to relieve bu...Read More

GSRTC bus can be hired at concessional rate for wedding related journey, CM makes announcement

June 12, 2018

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister while dedicating a new central office and the Command and Control Centre of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation(GSRTC) in Naroda area of Ahmedabad today announced government's decision to make available the State Transport(ST) buses for Rs 1200 for wedding related travel in limit of 20 km. He said the wedding invitation will need to be produced to take benefit of this concessional rate. The rate for hiring ST bus for wedding related travel will be Rs 2,00...Read More

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