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    Train to Mumbai beyond reach for many

    Daily commuters from Nashik facing a lot of incovenience due to suspensioin of trains; the cost of reserved ticket is unaffordable for many People who commute between Nashik and Mumbai face inconvenience as travel costs have escalated in the absence of adequate train services. Every day, thousands of commuters from Nashik and Pune travel to the city for work, business or shopping. Most of them are employees who work with the Railways, Mantralaya, police or private companies. “I travel every day from Nashik to Mumbai and used to take the Panchawati Express. However, after the state government imposed the second […] More

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    Covid: Dubai eases travel restrictions for passengers from India, South Africa and Nigeria

    Entry will now be permitted to residents who have received two doses of UAE-approved vaccines. Authorities in Dubai announced a revision in procedures for travellers coming from the Republic of India, South Africa and Nigeria on Saturday. Rules issued by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai are effective from June 23, the Dubai Media Office said. Listen to this story and more on the 8@8 with David Light podcast ALSO READ: >> Covid-19: UAE suspends entry for travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Namibia The updates are part of the Committee’s keenness to protect passengers […] More

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    Opinion: California Must Keep High-Speed Rail on Track – GV Wire

    Although I work in Chicago, I have spent the last few months laser-focused on California, communicating with dozens of assemblymembers and senators from all over the state. Why is a national nonprofit in Chicago so focused on your state? Because what happens in California is a precursor for what changes our nation. And right now, the future of high-speed rail in the United States will be determined by what California does in the next couple of weeks. Rick Harnish,Special to CalMatters Merced-Bakersfield Segment Underway I helped found the national nonprofit High Speed Rail Alliance because of my belief in high-speed […] More

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    UAE: Dubai eases travel restrictions from certain countries including India

    Passengers who are allowed to enter will have to be fully vaccinated (with a UAE-approved vaccine) and have a residency visa Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News Dubai: Dubai has allowed holders of UAE residency visas stuck outside the country to return from certain nations if they have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced updates to Dubai’s travel protocols for inbound passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India, effective from Wednesday June 23. Travel rules from India With regard […] More

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    Risk of further concert and travel cancellations ‘very real’, warn consumer advocates

    The potential for events like concerts and tours to be cancelled due to another round of Covid-19 restrictions has not disappeared and people should be aware of various policies before buying tickets, a consumer body has warned. The European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland, an advisory organisation that is part of the overall European network, said that the “danger of a new pandemic wave and ad-hoc travel cancellations are still very real scenarios” as people look to start enjoying events such as concerts, museums, and heritage tours with restrictions eased for the summer season. Ireland’s first test concert took place last […] More

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    Italy imposes quarantine on UK arrivals

    Norway will lift a slew of measures to fight Covid-19 in the coming days, the prime minister said on Friday, opening up travel, sport and partying. “We are on the way. It’s time to move to the next level,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg said. With vaccinations progressing, she announced a step up to the third of four phases of the reopening plan. From Sunday alcohol will be on sale in bars again after midnight and up to 5,000 people will be able to watch sports events. Parties and weddings will also be allowed to take place with as many as […] More

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    Airlines’ Post-COVID Challenges Mount Amid Travel Surge – Law360

    Law360 (June 18, 2021, 3:15 PM EDT) — The summer’s surging travel bookings, vaccination rates and business reopenings spell a host of challenges for commercial airlines plotting an economic bounce back following the heavy blows wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Airlines so far have weathered a swell of consumer complaints over ticket refunds for canceled flights, unfair business practices, breach of contract and other claims — all while enduring decimated passenger volumes and revenue, particularly during the early months of the more than yearlong pandemic. Globally, airlines in 2020 experienced a 60% drop in passenger traffic and took an approximately […] More

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    The new Australia visa proposals for Brits’ explained, and why it might be smoke and mirrors

    While it’s pegged as a post-Brexit deal that will make it easier for Britons to pursue employment opportunities in Australia, as well as facilitating cuts on tariffs for imports and exports, some economists and visa experts have doubts about the new UK-Australia trade agreement. Though it’s only in provisional stages, the imminent trade deal is set to extend the current three-year working-holiday visa for under 30s to under 35s when borders reopen. With the “aim” of making it easier for both Australians and Brits to work in either country, it has sparked excitement over career opportunities overseas. What do we […] More

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