23 February: A popular B2B tourism meets in the country, Kerala Travel Mart invited the domestic and foreign buyers in order to interact with 700 sellers across the whole world during their 5-day virtual event. This event, taking place next month, aims to stimulate the sector during the post-covid pandemic scenario in Kerala.
The virtual meet will be the 11th edition of KTM that will be held from March 1. For taking part in the event, all the interested buyers, visitors and media can register online. This flagship meeting will be attended by all the members of the KTM Society as they will exhibit several services and products of the Kerala tourism sector.
One of the vital factors of KTM is that only one buyer interacts with the seller at a particular given time. This system is, however, not available in most of the similar events of current times.
The event will be showcasing the excellence and products in regards to the tourism sector in a vision of witnessing a significant recovery in the tourism sector after the devastating pandemic period which has been there since last year now.
Since the last few months, the Kerala government is seen increasing the flow of visitors and tourists in the state, however, along with the strict adherence to the coronavirus protocols. Simultaneously, the upcoming Kerala Travel Meets will help the government’s plan to provide good exposure to the sector in the coming time.
Sharing his take over the event, KTM president Baby Mathew Somatheeram quoted, “The virtual conclave seeks to propose a model that can inspire confidence in the stakeholders while carrying out measures towards restoring the growth momentum of tourism in the post-pandemic scenario.”
Uttarakhand govt preparing to host iconic Kumbh Mela after 11 years with strict Covid SOP
Kumbh Mela 2021 in Haridwar, March 06: Uttarakhand state government is preparing itself hard for the cultural and iconic Kumbh Mela in Haridwar aiming to not lead to a spike in Covid cases. The state government has warned people that people who witnessed violating the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure will be prosecuted under relevant provisions.
As per a report by india.com, the famous event will be hosted from April 1 to April 30, 2021. The reports also suggest that this year the Mela will be of a shorter span than the previous years citing the Covid-19 risks. This year the Maha Kumbh will be of 30 days only against the time period of the Kumbh Mela 2010 which was from mid-January to April month.
ANI has quoted the Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand as saying that the citizens who will violate the Coivd-19 SOP will be prosecuted. He further detailed the procedure that is supposed to be followed by the pilgrims and tourists willing to visit Kumbh Mela at Haridwar.
He said that the pilgrims will need to upload their medical fitness certificate and a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test, which must not be older than 72 hours, at the time of registration.
After the registration formalities are done, an e-pass will be issued by the state government portal that will facilitate the travel of the pilgrims during the Mela. The information was laid by the bureaucrat of the state.
After the gap of 11 long years, the pilgrims will be now able to witness the Kumbh Mela on the holy land of Haridwar. The last Kumbh Mela previously held in the state was in the year 2010 that witnessed the presence of 1.5 crore pilgrims and tourists from not only the country but the whole world.
Mumbai local trains to have new radio communication system between Churchgate, Virar section
Mumbai local trains, March 05: In a first, Mumbai Indian Railway’s are commissioning a Tetra based Mobile Train Radio Communication system on the Western Railway zone. This service will be present on the suburban rail network between the Virar section and Churchgate.
According to the Railway Ministry, this Tetra based Train Radio Communication system is the first newly introduced on the network of Indian Railways. This service was introduced between the Churchgate and Virar section inaugurated on March 1.
With this unique device, safety will be ensured along with the reduction in delays with help of effective communication.
The key features of this Tetra based Train Radio Communication system are given as follows:
- The system is installed in 200 cabs of 100 rakes
- The communication system will help ensure a more safe journey along with a reduction in train delays.
- The system will provide effective communication between the motorman or guard and controller or station master and cab to the cab of different EMU’s (electric multiple units)
- The system boasts the lowest call setup time for the fastest communication
Simultaneously, the Western Railway zone is introducing various fully reserved special trains to other destinations all across the country including trains like passenger/DEMU/MEMU special train services in order to make travel more convenient for the passengers.
Lahaul administration working on Green tax for travellers; awaiting go- no go from HP govt
March 04: Making environmental conversation an important aspect today, the Lahaul-Spiti administration is working on Green Tax that will be imposed on the visitors coming into the region. The administration has sent a proposal in this regard to the Himachal Pradesh state government and is awaiting a go.
Lahaul Green Tax will be used for the greenery, cleanliness and development of their villages. The administration is working on solid waste management and aims to give jute bags to its tourists entering the valley, in which they can store their trash. Later on, these trash bags can be disposed at designated areas.
Lahaul is among the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh state as it drags a heavy amount of visitors every year. Due to this, littering, air and sound pollution are attracted to the place which is not good as for the tourist destination and Lahaul-Spiti cannot afford the same.
With the introduction of the Green tax, the district officials will be able to save and heal the damage of the spot and also bring the developement further.
Deputy Commissioner of Lahaul-Spiti, Pankaj Rai expressed, “The proposal to impose green cess has been sent to the state government. We are working on providing water to Keylong 24 hours a day on a pilot project. The facility will be provided in other areas in a phased manner.”
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