Flights at Mumbai airport to remain suspended on October 18 for 6 hours, Sri Lanka opens 1155-ft tall Chinese built Lotus Tower to public and more in top news of the day.
Take note: Flights at Mumbai airport to remain suspended on October 18 for 6 hours
It is reported that Mumbai airport will be remaining shut for flight operations for six hours from 11 AM to 5 PM on October 18. This will be done for post monsoon runway repair and maintenance work. As per the plan, the runway will remain closed from 11 AM to 5 PM, whereas work on runway 14/32 and 09/27 will be carried out for repair and maintenance work. The same was announced by Mumbai International Airport ltd (MIAL) authorities.
The MIAL stated that this annual practice of runway maintenance post monsoons is part of the series of activities undertaken with precision and meticulous efforts ensuring operational continuity and passenger safety. Meanwhile, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) authorities informed that it has already rescheduled flights for the runway closure period to facilitate smooth completion of the maintenance work.
Sri Lanka opens 1155-ft tall Chinese built Lotus Tower to public
Last week, Sri Lanka opened the massive 1155 ft (350 m) tall Lotus Tower which is also referred to as a Chinese built “white elephant” for public viewing. Nearly $113 million was spent on the construction of the tower which is situated in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka.
Those who wish to experience the beauty of this tower will have to buy a 200 rupee ticket. With this ticket, visitors can enjoy a 20 minutes of sight seeing on the observation deck which is on the 29th floor of the tower. On the 27th floor of the tower is the revolving restaurant which functions on roller based technology. This will allow diners to enjoy a 360 degree view of the whole city. In future, the tower premises will be rented out to potential business partners for trade and services.
Rome fines tourist for eating and drinking on a famous ancient fountain
Rome has slapped a fine of EUR 450 (INR 36,079) on a traveller after he was found drinking and eating on the side of the Fontana dei Catecumeni. The incident took place at the fountain, which is nearly 15-minute walk from the very popular Trevi Fountain. As per the Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, the fountain was constructed around 1588 to 1589.
To make sure that the city is protected and ‘environmental decorum’ is maintained, the Roman government has put several rules and regulations. From drinking on the streets and swimming in the fountains, a lot of bans are in place.
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