Category Articles: Travel

Banks decide to continue with bidding process to save cash-strapped Jet Airways

April 18, 2019
Banks decide to continue with bidding process to save cash-strapped Jet Airways

New Delhi: The domestic lenders led by the SBI on Thursday said they would continue with the bidding process to save the cash-strapped airline Jet Airways. On Wednesday evening, all flight operations of the Jet Airways have been suspended “temporarily” in lack of immediate interim funding. The SBI-led consortium said the banks were hopeful that only the bidding process to sale the stakes can save the saddled airline. “The lenders after due deliberations decided that the best way ...Read More

SpiceJet to induct 16 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, will bring down flight cancellations to nil

April 12, 2019
SpiceJet to induct 16 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, will bring down flight cancellations to nil

Gurugram: SpiceJet will induct 16 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on dry lease and has applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to import the aircraft. Subject to regulatory approvals, the aircraft would begin joining SpiceJet fleet in the next ten days. This detail was shared today by Spicejet in a statement. Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “This is the first lot of Boeing 737s that we are inducting in our fl...Read More

Air Asia Thailand to start direct flights between Ahmedabad and Bangkok from May 31

April 09, 2019

Ahmedabad: Air Asia Thailand, the low cost international carrier of Air Asia group, today announced to start its direct flights from Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand from May 31. Addressing a press conference here Rajkumar Paranthaman, Head of Marketing, AirAsia India and Ms. Cholada Siddhivarn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mumbai Office said that the flight would initially be operated four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fri...Read More

Construction of jetty to operate transparent capsule boats commences at Statue of Unity

April 03, 2019
Construction of jetty to operate transparent capsule boats commences at Statue of Unity

Statue of Unity: Construction work for a jetty in river Narmada has been commenced close to the Statue of Unity. The jetty will be used for operation of capsule boats to Statue of Unity. In order to operate the boats, a reservoir between Narmada dam to Garudeshwar weir dam will be filled with water. It will be a 12 km long and 35 metre deep reservoir with Narmada ghat on its both sides. The attractions to be offered here include speed boating, scooter boating, pedal boating, tube boating ec. Ca...Read More

Western Railway earns record break highest revenue in FY 2018-19

April 03, 2019
Western Railway earns record break highest revenue in FY 2018-19

Surat: Western Railway has earned record break Rs. 18,224 crore revenue in FY 2018-19 which is 11.46% above the target. The revenue in previous FY was Rs. 674 crore. The revenue has been earned through passenger service, goods service, advertisement, parking, catering, ticket checking, ATM and other commercial services. Goods transfer was 8.9% more than previous FY. Transport of containers, steel and gypsum has witnessed notable increase. Speed of goods trains has been increased to 26....Read More

Gujarat HC issues notices to DGCA, AAI and SMC on PIL seeking removal of obstacles around Surat Airport in Gujarat

April 01, 2019
Gujarat HC issues notices to DGCA, AAI and SMC on PIL seeking removal of obstacles around Surat Airport in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today issued notices to Director General of Civil Aviation, Chairman Airports Authority of India and Commissioner of the Surat Municipal Corporation on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction/order to remove obstacles (high rise buildings etc) around the Surat Airport for the safety of passengers, crew and aircraft. The court of Acting Chief Justice Anant S Dave and Justice Viren Vaishnav issued the notices on the PIL filed V S Bhamburka...Read More

Ahmedabad Railway Station gets AC lounge room with bathroom, toilet, business centre and other facilities

March 29, 2019
Ahmedabad Railway Station gets AC lounge room with bathroom, toilet, business centre and other facilities

Ahmedabad: IRCTC has opened executive lounge The Kirti by RMD Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd at Ahmedabad railway station. Entry to this lounge attracts fee of Rs. 150 for two hours per person. The facilities available include wi-fi, TV, beverages, newspapers and magazines, train information, toilet and urinals, shoe shiner and luggage rack. Rs. 50 will be charged for each additional hour per person after first hour. Shower and change per person will be charged at Rs. 150 per person. Thi...Read More

Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

March 25, 2019
Induction of Chinook Helicopters in Indian Air Force

New Delhi: On 25 March 2019, the IAF formally inducted the CH 47 F(I)- Chinook heavy lift helicopters into its inventory at Air Force Station Chandigarh. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff was the Chief guest and the event was attended by various dignitaries. IAF had signed a contract with M/s Boeing Ltd in September 2015 for 15 Chinook helicopters. The first batch of four helicopters has been delivered on schedule and the last batch is to be delivered ...Read More

Railway Board Chairman reviews progress of Bullet train project in Ahmedabad

March 22, 2019

Ahmedabad: Chairman Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav today reviewed the progress of the Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) project. The special elevated rail line currently under construction,when completed, will connect the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and India's economic hub Mumbai. It will be India's first high-speed rail line. Yadav along with railway board secretary and advisor (Infra) Sushant Kumar Mishra, MD of National High Speed Rail project Ac...Read More

Prabhu directs Secretary and DGCA officials to review the grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues

March 19, 2019
Prabhu directs Secretary and DGCA officials to review the grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues

New Delhi: The Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu today directed Secretary and senior officials of DGCA to take stock of grounding of planes by Jet Airways, Advance Bookings, Cancellations, Refund and Safety issues. As per the direction of Minister, DGCA reviewed the performance of Jet Airways on Operational, Airworthiness & Passenger facilitation today. Current availability of aircraft in the fleet for operation is 41 and accordingly scheduled for 603 domestic flights and 382 inter...Read More