Heathrow asks airlines to stop selling summer tickets as it limits daily passengers to 100000, Uttarakhand: Valley of Flowers closed for visitors due to landslides and more in top stories of the day.
Heathrow asks airlines to stop selling summer tickets as it limits daily passengers to 100,000
Heathrow Airport is asking airlines to stop selling any more tickets for travel this summer, as it announces a cap on passengers allowed to fly from the airport. The London airport will limit passengers to 100,000 a day until September 11, as it struggles to cope with high demand and a lack of resources.
CEO John Holland-Kaye said “Even despite the amnesty, daily departing seats over the summer will average 104,000 — giving a daily excess of 4,000 seats. On average only about 1,500 of these 4,000 daily seats have currently been sold to passengers, and so we are asking our airline partners to stop selling summer tickets to limit the impact on passengers”
Uttarakhand: Valley of Flowers closed for visitors due to landslides
Uttarakhand’s popular Valley of Flowers was recently hit by a severe landslide due to heavy rains, which resulted in huge cracks developing on the trek route. Owing to the same, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its breathtaking natural beauty and alpine flowers, will remain closed for visitors for now and will reopen only after the cracks are fixed and the road is fine for travel.
Divisional Forest Officer Nand Ballabh Sharma added – the landslide that happened a little ahead of Dwaripul, is recurring in nature. It has a glacier point and a sliding zone. So the management was not willing to take any chances now, so all routes leading to the Valley of Flowers have been closed.
Southern Railway introduces Braille navigation maps for visually imparied travellers at Chennai and Egmore stations
Southern Railways has taken a huge step to make things easier for the visually impared people. To make the railway stations visually impaired-friendly, Braille navigation maps were installed at Chennai and Egmore stations on Monday. The step will help the visually impaired travel on their own.
These maps have been fixed at the entrance of the two railway stations and measure 3X3 ft. It will help visually-impaired passengers to navigate. With the help of the map, they can access ticket counters, toilets, concourse areas, drinking water taps, waiting rooms and cloakrooms. They can also access the foot over bridge with the help of a Braille map.
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