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Travel News Updates
1. Bengaluru’s Namma Metro’s Purple Line Is Now Fully Operational
The purple line of the Bengaluru Metro is currently fully functional. The line, which connects Challaghatta and Whitefield, is impressively long at 42.85 kilometers. The line is a major victory for those who had to endure the clogged traffic every day, in addition to contributing to the city’s infrastructure accomplishments.
2. Indian Railways To Launch Non-AC Vande Bharat This Month
🚨 Indian Railways to design and manufacture a new train named ‘Vande Sadharan’, a non-AC train with 8 unreserved & 12 sleeper class coaches.
— Indian Tech & Infra (@IndianTechGuide) July 15, 2023
In order to provide more affordable transportation without sacrificing luxury or speed, the first non-AC Vande Bharat train is scheduled to debut in October. By the end of October, the trains should be put into service. It will be an enhanced three-tier sleeper version on the 22-coach train. Improvements in acceleration and deceleration have been made to the design.
3. Hotels In West Maui Are Now Taking Reservation As Tourism Resumes
In spite of criticism from some Lahaina locals, the mayor and Hawaii’s governor were determined to recommence tourism in order to bolster the state’s economy. On Sunday, travelers were expected to return to the area around Maui town that was mainly burned by wildfire two months ago. Eight timeshare properties are opening up throughout the area early this month, while five hotels in West Maui are now taking reservations.
4. Singapore Ambassador Thanks NMDC For Fixing ‘Singapur’ Spelling Mistake
— Singapore in India (@SGinIndia) October 8, 2023
When Simon Wong, the High Commissioner of Singapore to India, pointed out that the signage near the high commission had Singapore spelled incorrectly as Singapur, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) found itself in a difficult situation. The NMDC quickly fixed the signage with the correct spelling in a few hours. Womg thanked NMDC for this quick fix.
5. Aviation Industry Is Back To Pre-Pandemic Level But With Some New Challenges
After four years, the aviation sector returns to its pre-pandemic levels, but not before undergoing significant upheaval for both carriers and passengers. Travel to and from China is still low, leaving a significant market mostly out of the rebound. The pandemic’s legacy of ongoing aircraft supply shortages has caused airlines problems. The fact that many Western airlines can no longer fly over Russia also adds to the myriad post-pandemic difficulties.
6. Bangladesh-India International Routes Witness A Ticket Fare Hike
Starting on Tuesday, the cost of tickets on three international train routes that connect Bangladesh and India will rise. The decision to raise prices was made, according to Bangladesh Railway, because of the strong US dollar exchange rate and an increase in travel taxes. The Maitree Express, which runs between Dhaka and Kolkata, the Bandhan Express, which connects Khulna and Kolkata, and the Mitali Express, which runs between Dhaka and Siliguri, are the affected train services.
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