Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson in Mumbai? The founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic surely hopes so. In October, the carrier for the third time in its 20-year history in India, launched services between Mumbai and London.Virgin Atlantic first pulled back from Mumbai in 2008. Four years later, it relaunched with much fanfare only to pull back in 2015. All the while, Virgin Atlantic continued with its Delhi-London flights. The British capital is the busiest long haul destination from India. While giving out hope that there won't be a fourth time, Branson underlined that it was an opportune time for his airline to come back to Mumbai. His colleague Juha Jarvinen, EVP, Commercial, explained: "In the last five years, the market in Mumbai has grown by 25 percent. And, despite Virgin Atlantic launching services, the capacity in the Mumbai-London route is still down 35-40 percent (compared to 2018)." The opportunity has come up after Jet Airways, which … [Read more...] about Mumbai calling for Virgin Atlantic: Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson?
IT company Tech Mahindra on Thursday said it has bagged a smart city project worth Rs 500 crore from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) in Pune.Through this project, Tech Mahindra will engage with more than 15 lakh citizens of PCMC in Pune district by enabling technology-led transformation to convert it into a smart and sustainable city.“Our association with PCMC outlines Tech Mahindra's TechMNxt strategy to leverage new generation technologies to deliver an enhanced experience to our customers. It extends our vision of supporting the government's Smart Cities agenda to strengthen nation-building initiatives that will go a long way in building a robust USD 5 trillion Indian economy," Sujit Baksi, Head APAC Business and President Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, said here.Close As part of the project, Tech Mahindra will provide ICT (Information and Communication Tehcnology) infrastructure, comprising of technological solutions including city network, smart water, smart … [Read more...] about Tech Mahindra bags Rs 500cr smart city project from Pune’s PCMC
It’s about to get a little easier to reenact the ice lake scenes from Game of Thrones thanks to more cheap flights to Iceland. WOW air is expanding to four new cities in the United States, and while their flights won’t be faster than one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons, they will offer direct service to Reykjavik from Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati—an expansion that will give it a total of 12 U.S. destinations, USA Today reports. WOW’s new routes will launch this spring, with one-way fares to Iceland starting at $99.99 from all four cities. With fares that cheap, you’ll have plenty of money left over to spend at IKEA on your Jon Snow cosplay. If you want to continue your Game of Thrones tour, for $149, WOW will let you stop over in Iceland on your way to, say, Dorne (that’s Seville, Spain) or even King’s Landing (aka Croatia). advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about WOW air is bringing its super cheap flights to four more American cities
When the Modi government had come to power, it pitched itself as the government which would service its citizens and uplift their living standard.Three years into power, PM Modi launched an airway scheme, UDAN, to enable someone wearing "hawai chappal" to travel via "hawai jahaz".UDAN, acronym for Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik, is a regional connectivity scheme which nudged airlines to operate over routes that were either undeserved or not served at all.Close The scheme aimed at connecting major cities with tier-II and tier-III cities at a price of Rs 2,500 per one-hour flight. related news Here's all you need to know about Ships Recycling Bill, 2019 Centre may amend IBC to shield new owners of bankrupt companies : Report Government mulls tie-up with Amazon, Flipkart to help MSMEs boost sales: Report Consequently, air connectivity soared with 128 new routes being awarded during the first round of bidding, bringing aviation options to 43 regional airports of which 31 were … [Read more...] about Budget 2019 | UDAN scheme: Intent good but viability remains a concern
Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests, was placed under indefinite curfew on December 11.The Army was called in at four places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on December 11 as the two Northeast states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Bill, reports suggest.Army PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said that two Army columns have been deployed in Guwahati and were carrying out flag marches. The Army has also been deployed in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat districts, news agency PTI quoted officials as saying.Close Also read: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 passes muster in Rajya Sabha related news India's strength is secular democracy; protecting rights of minority communities: Congressman Bera India needs to demonstrate willingness to become part of global supply chain: US Fomer US Prez Dwight Eisenhower wanted to support India for its own right as a democracy: Richard Verma Protesters target Assam CM’s houseCurfew was … [Read more...] about Assam witnesses massive protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; Army deployed, curfew imposed