A major accident was averted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Wednesday morning after an IndiGo plane entered the wrong taxiway and almost collided with a Jet Airways plane that was stationed there. Consequently, Runway 28 was ... DNA, 3 weeks ago
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Country’s largest airline has set up a centralised unit to minimise disruptions. In a little corner on the fourth floor of the IndiGo headquarters, around 30 men and women are busy. They have a single objective -- to keep the airline’s fleet of 124 aircraft clear of any disruption during the foggy season, a nightmare for airlines around the world. To ensure that the airline can fly with minimal disruption, it has set up a centralised flight operation system in the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Two IndiGo and SilkAir planes almost collided over Kolkata airspace last December, it has emerged, prompting the government to launch a probe. The IndiGo plane from Kolkata to Hyderabad (VT-IEM) and the Kolkata-bound SilkAir aircraft from Singapore (9VMGH) were involved in the incident that happened on December 11. Together, there were more than 200 people in the two planes. Both the airlines did not provide the number of passengers who were on board their respective flights when the incident ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
A passenger onboard an IndiGo plane from Mumbai to Chandigarh opened the emergency chute of the aircraft ‘accidentally’, resulting in injury to a co-passenger, following which the airline lodged a first information report against the accused. The incident occurred this morning when the flight was getting ready to depart for Chandigarh, IndiGo said in a statement. Just after the boarding completed, a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Two pilots of the IndiGo flight carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and four others from Air India and SpiceJet who had reported ‘low fuel’ while hovering in Kolkata skies last week, have been taken off duty following a probe into the issue by aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation. The regulator had ordered an inquiry to find out how three flights at the same time could fly low on fuel into Kolkata when the norms mandate them to carry enough fuel to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Oh, to go back to January 2016. Those halcyon days before Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, Britain’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union and the deaths of multiple music and acting legends. Twitter users are revealing how the ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
On Day 4 of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017, we bring you some action off the ramp. Name: Shraddha Saigal, ISDI Parsons studentPhotograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Your look I'm wearing an Indo-Western outfit. Dhoti pants paired with a jacket from Roopams. I'm not looking at following the trends. If I like something I just pair it up something that I'm comfortable in. Style mantra Don't copy somebody blindly when it comes to fashion. Always wear something that suits your ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Revamping Indian Railways will need bold thinking, and lots of money and time. And all three may be scarce, points out T N Ninan. The railways have long prided themselves on being the economic backbone of the country. There was a time when a railway strike could cripple the economy in no time, for it would cause shortages of foodgrains, diesel and other essentials; today, in a transportation picture that has changed dramatically, it is the railways that look crippled. Their business model is ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Competition is intense and with the blurring of differences in service proposition and fares, it becomes imperative that airlines use their on-time performance for messaging and brand building. A new battle has broken out in Indian skies and this time the fight is over punctuality and not the ticket price. Airlines are promoting their on-time performance (OTP) records and also taking potshots at each other with equal measure in a bid to lure to customers and grab market share. Interestingly, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The two leaders heaped praise upon each other for effectively implementing prohibition in their states. M I Khan reports from Patna. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for effectively implementing liquor ban in the state. "Prohibition is a good step. Any step for social change is very difficult. But Nitish Kumar has initiated it by enforcing prohibition. All people including political parties should back him for it,” Modi said as Nitish and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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