Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mumbai and Delhi congestion to ease.

Air traffic congestion over Delhi and Mumbai is expected to ease by June when Airports Authority of India (AAI) puts in place a satellite-based navigation system which will enable it to guide aircraft flying over the high seas. The GPS Aided Geo-Augmentation Navigation (GAGAN), developed jointly by AAI and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), would be made fully operational by 2010, AAI Chairman K Ramalingam said today at a seminar on "Emerging Trends in Space and Aviation Meteorology". "The final phase results (of GAGAN) are very encouraging and we are confident of making the system operational by 2010," he said. Unlike traditional ground-based navigation aids, GAGAN will cover the entire Indian airspace and also provide navigational information to aircraft flying over high seas. India would be only the fourth such country, after the US, Europe and Japan, to have such a sophisticated system, Ramalingam said. The performance-based navigation system will come into place by June this year in Delhi and Mumbai airports which is likely to reduce air traffic congestion there, he said. Ramalingam said modernisation methods being carried out by the AAI should match those of the Indian Meterological Department for which the two entities have entered into an agreement to ensure safe and efficient management in aviation meteorology.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What a farce????

Police arrested Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday for inciting violence after his party's workers attacked north Indians who migrated to the city.
Extra police officers and paramilitary forces were posted around the city before Thackeray was arrested. He was later released on bail.
Police also arrested Abu Azmi, a local leader of the Samajwadi Party, which is based in Uttar Pradesh. He is accused of encouraging north Indians in Mumbai to retaliate and has also been released on bail.
Shops closed in parts of the city, either as a precaution against trouble or because they were forced to by party workers.
Media reports said a 55-year-old was killed after workers threw stones and damaged buses in Nasik.
There were also reports of protesters throwing stones and attacking vehicles in other parts of Maharashtra, as well as on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Police had been under pressure to arrest Thackeray since Sunday, when party workers attacked cinemas screening films in Bhojpuri and beat up dozens of north Indians, including some of the many north Indian taxi drivers.
Television pictures showed Thackeray wearing a blue sleeveless jumper over a white shirt, walking calmly towards a Mumbai court, surrounded by policemen.
For generations, poor Indians have left behind rural poverty to try and make a living in Mumbai and other big cities. Millions hail from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, two of India's poorest states.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Cold wave in Mumbai!!!

The western disturbance hitting north India had an influence over Mumbai too where minimum temperatures dipped to 8.5 degrees Celsius with weathermen saying on Friday, it might be the coldest day in the metropolis since 1962.

Not used to such cold weather, Mumbaiikars relied on heavy woolens and most of them chose to stay indoors, leading to suburban trains running with less commuters than usual.

"The current drop in the temperature in the city can be attributed to the western disturbances which are hitting north India," said K Sathidevi, director of the Regional Meteorological Department.

Met officials said this could be the lowest temperature recorded in the city since January 27, 1962 when mercury levels dipped to 7.4 degrees.

They said a respite from the cold wave is unlikely soon with the minimum temperature on Saturday likely to be around 9 degrees.

"With north India experiencing such cold weather we are also likely to get our share of it," Sathidevi said, adding it was unusual for the city to have such a prolonged spell of cold weather.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Back to Bombay!!!

Blessed with Challenge...

"Every one must be challenged. A day dawns, quite likeother days; in it a single hour comes, quite like aother hours; but in that day and in that hour thechance of a lifetime faces us."

- Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858-1901)

I have taken the gauntlet the lure of the metropolice has done the unthinkable to me and my life.

My great beloved city of Dreams here comes your dreamer back in to your arms.
My stint at Ahmedabad is over and i have joined a new company with a new industry,cause i was missing the city and the culture.I am hope ful and confident tat this new stint will be enjoyable and challenging.

Bombay lover is back in Bombay now!!!