CT Quickies: From Tiger-Themed Taxi To Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra, Here Are 11 News Updates!

by Shreya Rathod
CT Quickies: From Tiger-Themed Taxi To Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra, Here Are 11 News Updates!

If you are curious about news related to travel and food, we have you covered! Take a look at our ‘CT Quickies’ where you can get a glimpse of news that happened today. From flagging off a tiger-themed taxi to British Airlines passengers getting KFC instead of airline meals, here are 11 news updates that you should know about.

CT Quickies: 11 News Updates For Today

1. Tiger-Themed Taxi Flagged Off At Victoria Memorial

The iconic yellow taxis of Kolkata are in danger, just like the Royal Bengal Tiger. As a result, a yellow taxi decorated with tigers was flagged off at Victoria Memorial on Friday, the day before International Tiger Day. Together, the tiger, Victoria Memorial, and yellow cab would be a potent symbol of the city’s illustrious past, cultural variety, and dedication to protecting the area’s wilderness and natural beauties.

2. British Airlines Passenger Got KFC Food Instead Of Airline Meal

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Social media users have criticised numerous domestic and international airlines for the subpar meals they deliver to their customers. As a result, the in-flight crew of a British Airways flight had to get inventive when they found their catering meals couldn’t be used. To make up for the meals they lost on the 12-hour journey, they placed an order for snacks from KFC!

3. Japanese Foreign Minister Travels In Delhi Metro

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Credits: Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi/ Instagram

On his two-day visit to India, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi rode the Delhi metro on Friday. Pictures from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs showed Hayashi using a token to ride the metro in the nation’s capital. He was joined by his security detail and government representatives.

4. This Bangalore Pop-Up Offers Sandwiches For A Cause!


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In Indiranagar, the pizza joint Brik Oven has teamed up with chef Nikki Ponappa to create a special breakfast sandwich menu for the pop-up. She is the creator of the cloud kitchen Food Lover Company, situated in Bangalore. In addition, Ponappa is the founder and director of The Coorg Wellness Foundation, a recognised charity that works voluntarily in Bangalore and Coorg to protect wildlife, assist senior citizens, and aid impoverished kids.

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5. IRCTC Reduced Fares For Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train

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Credits: @incredibleindia/ Twitter

IRCTC has decided to lower the cost of the Buddhist Circuit Tourist train for the years 2023–2024 to draw in more travellers. For the Buddhist Special Train scheduled to depart on October 21, November 4, and December 16, 2023, IRCTC is providing a special upfront discount of 20% on the listed tariff for domestic tourists.

6. WR Unveils New Rail Lines For Borivali-Virar Route

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The 26-kilometre Borivali-Virar corridor in Mumbai will be crossed by two new rail lines that will be built by Western Railway (WR). The efficient division of suburban and long-distance train services is the aim of this initiative. This will deal with the persistent problems with timely operations.

7. Empty Shelves In US Stores After Ban On Rice Export

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Several businesses in the nation have set a limit on the quantity of rice bags customers can purchase in response to the panicked buying of rice from departmental stores in the US after India declared a ban on the export of non-basmati rice. When they went to the stores to buy rice, many consumers claimed that the shelves were empty.

8. Mumbai Metro Line 1 To Get Overhaul

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After nine years of operation, the Metro Line One rakes that run between Versova, Andheri and Ghatkopar are being renovated. These rakes need to be overhauled because they have travelled 6 lakh kilometres, according to Mumbai Metro One. Three rakes have been overhauled, according to Metro One staff. The overhaul of one rake takes, on average, 25 days, and the process started in March of this year.

9. A US Woman Started Receiving Over 100 Packages That She Never Ordered!

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A woman in Virginia, US, received dozens of Amazon parcels that she had never ordered. When Amazon packages bearing the address of one “Lixiao Zhang” but addressed to Cindy Smith in Prince William County started showing up on her doorstep, she was perplexed. More than 1,000 headlamps, 800 glue guns, and several pairs of kid-sized binoculars were also included in the bundles.

10. 1 Out Of 3 Passengers Uses DigiYatra At Kolkata Airport

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Only travellers who register with DigiYatra, the facial recognition technology-based paperless check-in and boarding service, are permitted admission into the domestic terminal through Gate 3. Flyers with and without DigiYatra have different entry channels at the other two gates, 1 and 2. DigiYatra usage has increased by 50 per cent since Gate 3 restrictions were put in place.

11. Minister Flags Off 4th Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra

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Credits: Narendra Modi/ Twitter

The Karnataka government’s Muzrai Department has organised a special train service from Karnataka to Kashi. At the Yeshwanthpur train station, Muzrai Minister Ramalinga Reddy signalled the departure of the fourth train from Karnataka bound for Kashi. The Karnataka Bharat Gaurav Kashi Yatra train costs Rs 20,000 for a ticket, but the government is providing a Rs 5,000 subsidy to passengers.

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Cover Image Courtesy: Victorial Memorial Hall, Kolkata/ Twitter