Eiffel Tower is reportedly badly in need of repairs, Indo-Nepal bus services resume after a hiatus of 2 years and more in top news of the day.
Eiffel Tower is reportedly badly in need of repairs
The Eiffel Tower is riddled with rust and in need of full repairs, reported CNN. The wrought-iron 324-meter (1,063 ft) high tower, built by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century, is among the most visited tourist sites in the world, welcoming about six million visitors each year. Societe d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE) is reluctant to close the tower for a long time because of the tourist revenue that would be lost, it added.
The tower is currently undergoing a repaint costing 60 million euros in preparation of the 2024 Olympics, the 20th time the Tower has been repainted.
Indo-Nepal bus services resume after a hiatus of 2 years
As per the latest development, Indo-Nepal bus services have started again after a hiatus of two long years. As per the news reports, a private bus operator with the help of North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) has started the Siliguri-Kakarvitta-Kathmandu bus service recently. State Transport Minister Firhad Hakim was in attendance and inaugurated the bus service.
If reports are to go by, the bus will be available on a regular basis from Tenzing Norgay bus terminus at 2 PM, which will cover around 615 km and reach Kathmandu the next morning at around 7 AM. The ticket prices will cost around INR 1500 per person.
Komodo National Park Sets Conservation Fee From 1st August
The fees for entering the Komodo National Park area, in East Nusa Tenggara will be Rp15 million (₹79,400) per four people per year for tourists, according to the management of the Komodo National Park. The fee is planned to be implemented starting from 1st of August.
Fees will be applied equally to all visitors. This step refers to the results of the Ecosystem-Based Carrying Capacity study conducted by experts at Komodo National Park. The team’s study showed that the value of ecosystem services has been lost due to the surge in tourist visits in recent years and expectations for the next few years. For this reason, apart from applying a contribution fee, visitors will also be limited to 200,000 per year.
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