News at 9: Light and Sound show at Gateway of India, Uttar Pradesh to have 5 International airports and more

News at 9: Light and Sound show at Gateway of India, Uttar Pradesh to have 5 International airports and more

Light and sound show premieres in Mumbai at Gateway of India, Sound and light show at Gateway of India in Mumbai premieres, IRCTC offers Char Dham Yatra tour package and more in top stories of the day.

Light and Sound show at Gateway of India in Mumbai premieres

Maharashtra is organising a light and sound show at Gateway of India in Mumbai as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, which celebrates 75 years of India’s Independence.

The show starts at 8pm on Tuesday, February 28, following which it will be held every week on Saturdays and Sundays, to begin with.

Uttar Pradesh set to become country’s only state to have 5 international airports

Uttar Pradesh is all set to become the country’s only state to have five international airports, following the foundation-laying ceremony for the Noida International Airport on November 25. The state already has international airports in Lucknow and Varanasi, and will soon have an international airport in Kushinagar, which is almost complete. The other two airports that will soon be ready are the Jewar Green Field International Airport in Noida and the international airport in Ayodhya.

Reports have it that the Noida International Airport (NIA), which is coming up in Jewar in Gautam Buddh Nagar of the National Capital Region (NCR), is also set to create a record by becoming the country’s largest. Located around 72 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, it will feature a multi-modal logistics hub at Dadri. If reports are to go by, the Noida airport will have multi-modal connectivity due to its proximity to the existing Yamuna Expressway and the Eastern Peripheral Expressway, and will also also be linked to Delhi-Mumbai Expressway at Ballabgarh in Haryana’s Faridabad district.

It will be connected to Noida via the metro as well. The other aspects of the Noida International Airport will be its ability to serve more than 12 million passengers a year, which will be expanded to 70 million passengers later by the end of Phase 4.

IRCTC offers Char Dham Yatra tour package; details here

Char Dham Yatra is all set to start soon, and registration process has already started for the same.Interestingly, IRCTC has come up with a great cost-effective package to ease the trip for pilgrims.

Char Dham Yatra includes Yamunotri, Haridwar, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Rishikesh tours. IRCTC, a subsidiary of Indian Railways, has released a tour package for the same, covering these places – Haridwar, Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Rishikesh. The entire tour package will be of 11 nights and 12 days.

As per the IRCTC package, the entire tour will cover other destinations, will start from Mumbai and continue on this route: Delhi – Haridwar – Barkot – Janki Chatti – Yamunotri – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Guptkashi – Sonprayag – Kedarnath – Badrinath – Haridwar – Delhi – Mumbai. All those interested in this journey can register themselves for the yatra online in three ways — official website, the toll-free number, and WhatsApp. The official website is

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