Higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh get snowfall

In Himachal Pradesh the higher reaches of tribal districts were experiencing snowfall, in middle and high hills and rainfall in the other areas. Keylong, the district headquarter of Lahaul-Spiti received more than one feet of fresh snow. Several other parts in the middle and high hills lashed with hailstorm Tuesday afternoon. Tourist resort Dalhousie in … Read more

Fresh snowfall in Pahalgam, Gulmarg

Fresh snowfall was experienced in Pahalgam and Gulmarg tourist resorts of Kashmir, leading to temporary closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway. A MET Department official said in Srinagar that there were reports of snowfall from few more places in the higher reaches of the Valley including near Jawahar Tunnel. He also said, heavy vehicles have been … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Bi-Cycle Expedition Delhi to Mount Abu

On Monday, 17 Feb 14, Air Marshal Sukhchain Singh VSM, Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Maintenance Command flagged off a cycle expedition by 27 Equipment Depot (ED), Air Force. Led by Sqn Ldr RRK Sinha, the Cycle Expedition Team comprised of 10 young & enthusiastic Air warriors who would pedal all the way from New … Read more

Greenfield Airport at Ongole

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha that Government has granted `site clearance` to M/s Prakasham Airport Pvt Ltd for setting up of a Greenfield Airport at Ongole, Prakasham district in Andhra Pradesh. In the last three years, the Government has granted `in principle` approval to three Greenfield Airport … Read more

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad to become International Hub

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Rajya Sabha that Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is among the airports which has been identified for development as international hub. An `international airport` is an airport designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Contracting State in whose territory it is situated as … Read more

No Unsafe Airports in India

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Lok Sabha that there is no aerodrome which can be termed as unsafe. Information on facilities available at aerodromes is published through Aeronautical Information Publication for use by airline operators. This includes the information on non-compliance on applicable standards. The aircraft operations are carried … Read more

Cold wave conditions continue to sweep North India

Piercing cold wave conditions continued to sweep North India as temperature plummeted at several places in the region. In Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius. The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, has been opened for one-way traffic. In Himachal Pradesh, mercury fell … Read more

India Poised to be third biggest aviation market by 2020

Addressing the members of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Panjim, Goa, Indian Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ajit Singh said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020. He also expressed the hope that as per growth projections the air passenger traffic is … Read more

Fresh snowfall in Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti Himachal Pradesh India

In Himachal Pradesh, the higher reaches of tribal districts Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur received fresh snowfall on Thursday, resulting severe cold throughout state. The met department has predicted more snowfall on higher reaches during next two days. The tribal district Lahaul-Spiti has been cut off by road connectivity with rest of the country as the gateway … Read more

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