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Sikkim tackles problem of increasing taxi fares for Gangtok-Nathula trips

Great news awaits everyone who is planning or heading to Sikkim! In a strategic move to curb overcharging of visitors, the government has fixed taxi fares for travel between Gangtok and Natula, an iconic tourist destination. This initiative, effective immediately, aims to ensure fair prices and improve the overall tourism experience.


According to the official order of K.S. Rao, Principal

Air taxis launched in Dubai

Dubai recently launched an innovative air taxi service, marking an important milestone in the development of urban transport. Launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), this innovative initiative is set to revolutionize intra-city travel. An air taxi ride will cost a minimum of Dh350 per person.


Slated to launch late next year, the air taxi service promises fast and safe mobility,

Private train tours from Kerala to start from June

If all goes according to plan, the first ever private train service will begin in Kerala in June. Kerala is all set to launch its first private train service on June 4 from Thiruvananthapuram.


The train service, which will be operated by SRMPR Global Railways Private Limited in partnership with Princy World Travels Private Limited, is said to be an initiative , which is part of the Bharat

Leh-Manali National Highway open to traffic

As per the latest developments, the 428 km long Leh-Manali National Highway has now been opened for vehicular traffic. The company officials added that the Border Roads Organization has successfully reopened the national highway to vehicular traffic after it remained closed for nearly five months due to heavy snowfall during the winter season.


The highway serves a vital alternate route

Paris launches pass for Olympic Games

Regional transport operator Paris Île de France Mobilité has launched the Paris 2024 pass to reduce transport costs for visitors Olympic and Paralympic Games.


According to euronews.com, during the Olympic Games the cost of travel on the Paris metro, city buses and trams will double.


Physical pass already has gone on sale and the app pass will go on sale in mid-June.


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Europe faces a looming train capacity crisis
23.04.2024 EuropeTransport

The move to ban short-haul flights and shift to rail will not make air and rail travel more affordable, according to European tourism experts.


During OAG's Trains for Airplanes workshop 17 April John Grant, chief analyst at OAG, said air and train tickets would become more expensive.


The main challenge to increasing train capacity is the monopolization of the European train market,

Barcelona hides bus route

The suburb of La Salute, where Park Guel is located, built by Antonio Gaudi, has entered into an agreement with Google and Apple Maps on removing bus routes from maps to discourage tourists and reassure locals.


Although Barcelona recently introduced a tourist tax, people living near popular tourist attractions, including residents of La La Salute argue that the tax does not relieve the

Snake on bullet train causes rare rail delay in Japan

Almost nothing prevents the famous high-speed bullet trains of Japan from running exactly on schedule, but a tiny snake slithering through a passenger carriage did its job , although it resulted in a delay of only 17 minutes.


According to the Central Japan Railway Company, on Tuesday a passenger reported to station staff at Tokyo that a 40-centimeter snake was seen in a train arriving

Indian Railways is approaching the milestone of becoming the world's largest green network
11.04.2024 IndiaTransport

According to the latest news, the entire broad gauge railway network will be fully electrified over the next few months, well before the end of the financial year. The interim budget has allocated INR 6,500 crore for ongoing electrification projects. This move will enable Indian Railways to become the world's largest green rail system, given that many regions of India have already achieved full

Japan to launch express tourist buses

As part of initiatives to reduce the impact of overtourism on public transport, Japan plans to introduce an express bus line that will take tourists to temples and attractions in popular cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto.


Buses will run to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the Gion area, as well as other attractions.


The express buses will reduce congestion on public transport and relieve

Uttarakhand: Helicopter services launched for Adi Kailash and Om Parvat Yatra

In the latest development, a helicopter service has been launched to Adi Kailash and Om Parvat peaks from Naini Saini Airport in Uttarakhand to boost tourism in the region.


According to reports, Joint Judge Ashish Mishra has inaugurated the service , which will work under the Heli Darshan scheme of the Uttarakhand government. An Mi-19 helicopter will take pilgrims to Adi Kailash and Om

Tamil Nadu: Special Toy Train at Coonoor and Ooty from March 29 to July 1

As per the latest developments, Salem Southern Railway Division has unveiled plans for a special mountain toy train that will run on the Mettupalayam-Ooty route -Cunoor-Ooty and will cater to tourists in the Nilgiris region of Tamil Nadu. The train will operate from March 29 to July 1, 2024, aiming to captivate visitors during the summer season.


Known as an international tourist destination,

Mumbai will soon have driverless taxis plying between Bandra and Kurla

According to the latest news reports, capsule taxis will soon be plying between Bandra and Kurla in Mumbai. If reports are to be believed, the Mumbai Regional Development Authority has recently sanctioned the introduction of a taxi service in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) area, which is a significant development as it is the first such service in the financial hub of Mumbai.


The initiative

India's first underwater metro to open in Kolkata on March 6

March 6, 2024 will mark a momentous occasion as India is all set to open its first ever underwater metro in Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the underwater metro, which will usher in a new era of urban transport.


This event will not only mark a monumental step in changing the way people move around the city, but will also help them save time and avoid traffic jams.


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Rajasthan: Palace on Wheels Now Available for Weddings, Photo Shoots and Corporate Meetings

According to recent events, the state government of Rajasthan has given preliminary permission to open the unusual doors of the Palace on Wheels, considered one of the most luxury trains in the world, for various events such as weddings, corporate meetings and wedding photo shoots.


If reports are to be believed, this move comes as a result of a strategic decision to position Rajasthan

Sikkim is all set to open its first railway station after a long wait of 49 years!

Sikkim is ready for transformation in the communications sector. It is the only Indian state that does not have a rail link, and that is about to change.


As per the latest news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to lay the foundation stone for the state's first railway station on Monday, February 26 .


Alipurduar Railway Deputy Commissioner Amarjeet Agrawal highlighted the dual

Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link to open soon in India

Indian Railways is all set to commence train services on February 20 on the Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldhan section, a crucial 48.1 km stretch of the ambitious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project. This will be an important step towards realizing the dream of connecting Srinagar with Kanyakumari.


The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project stands out as one of the

Palace on Wheels will begin offering tours to Ayodhya, Kashi and Varanasi from May

According to the latest developments, the famous luxury train "Palace on Wheels" is ready to change its route after 42 years. If reports are to be believed, this luxury train will now make a historic journey to the holy city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.


Having earned fame as the world's second most luxurious train, Palace on Wheels officials have announced a change of focus, introducing

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Belgium-Slovakia railway line


Leo Express, the Czech public transport operator, has announced plans create a multinational railway line from Belgium to Slovakia with stops in Germany and the Czech Republic.


After approval, Leo Express will launch service connecting the Belgian city of Ostend with Bratislava in Slovakia, and will also establish a 19-hour direct service

Germany to keep public transport tickets in 2024
01.02.2024 GermanyTransport

Germany has decided to continue selling Deutschlandticket all-inclusive tickets, despite pressure from the transport industry.


From April 2023, international travelers and domestic passengers can purchase a Deutschlandticket for a monthly subscription of €49. The public transport ticket can be used on all city buses, metro and trams throughout the country, as well as on short- and medium-distance

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