POPULAR NEW DEHLI TOURIST ATTRACTION GOES SOLAR

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Lotus Temple, New Dehli. Photo credit: skyscrapercity.com

A popular attraction in the Indian capital New Dehli, the Lotus Temple is one of the few tourist spots to tap renewable energy. A part of the temple is now being run on solar Power – a move the Delhi city government must consider for other monuments in the national capital, according to a newsitem in The Hindu, eturbonews.com reported.

The temple, which utilises around 500 kilowatt of power in total, generates 120 KW on its own. Besides, it is the first major public site in Delhi to have installed a “net metre”. This has made the temple the first in the city to be a part of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (DERC) “Net Metering” regulations.

Members of the Lotus Temple (M/s National Spiritual Assembly) said the move had helped them save around Rs 120000 as electricity bills every month.

Jai Prakash (Service Manager of the Baha’i House of Worship) said that the move was to keep the “essence” of the temple intact. “We are happy that we took the decision to shift to solar power. After all, we are all the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch,” Mr. Prakash said.

The temple has installed more than 400 photo-voltaic panels, each of which produces around 250 watts. The power so generated is being used for lighting and even cooking purposes.

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SIGNATURE BRIDGE IN NEW DELHI WILL BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 2016

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The much-awaited Signature Bridge, a dream project of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, will be thrown open to the public by the Aam Aadmi Party government by March next year, the www.economictimes.com website reported.

Delhi Toursim Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who today visited the construction site of Signature Bridge, said that the government has decided to develop a new tourist hub below the bridge.

The construction work of Signature Bridge will be completed by March, 2016. We are developing new facilities at the bridge like installation of LED lights and some restaurants so that people can be attracted,” Tomar said here.

The bridge, however, has missed several deadlines, but government has strictly directed its officials to complete its construction works by March next years.

“We will develop water and sports facilities under the bridge. The bridge will prove one of the best Signature Bridges in the world,” the minister said.

The Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) is constructing bridge, which is 675 metres long.

According to the officials, it has a bow shaped steel pylon of about 154 m height, having 15 pairs of cable stays on one side and four pairs of back stays on the other side.

The bridge has a concrete-steel composite deck 35.20 m wide.

“The Signature Bridge will be an example of aesthetic elegance and would be made into a favourable tourist destination in Delhi,” said Ramesh Tiwari, MD & CEO, Delhi Tourism.

The Construction of Signature Bridge and its approaches amounting to Rs 1131 crores was accorded to the Government of Delhi during the year 2010.

New Delhi Tourist Office: www.delhitourism.gov.in

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Hvis det er en flyrute der #Air #India virkelig tjener penger, må det være på ruten mellom #Chennai (tidl.#Madras) i India og #Port #Blair, #hovedstaden på den indisk-styrte #øygruppen #Andamanene og #Nicobarene, et #turistparadis og et mekka for #dykkere. Ifølge deccanchronicle.com er prisene satt betydelig opp, fra en snittpris på rundt 580 kroner for en enveisbillett, til mellom 1840 og 2330 kroner. Enkelte enveisbilletter ligger på om lag 3000 kroner, Nå klager både turister og andre reisende på prisøkningen, som særlig har gjort at mange week-end turister lar være å ta turen fra fastlandet til øyene.

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MARRIOT ÅPNER I NEW DELHI AEROCITY

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Det nye fem-stjerners JW Marriott Hotel ble den første virksomheten til å starte driften i New Delhi Aerocity i India nylig.

JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity har 523 rom og er det største Marriott-hotellet i India. 418 av rommene er klare for bruk, og resten skal være ferdig i løpet av 45 dager. Hotellanlegget har en av de største møte- og konferansefasilitetene i regionen, med 2302 kvadratmeter med møteareal.

Hotellprosjektene i Aerocity har vært utsatt for forsinkelser i påvente av klarering fra luftfartsmyndighetene. Til sammen 11 hoteller med 5000 rom er planlagt, og beliggende bare 650 meter fra rullebanen ved Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Marriott-hotellet ble forsinket med ni måneder, og prislappen øket med mellom 16 og 24 millioner dollar, til en totalkostnad av vel 143 millioner dollar, 858 millioner kroner.

New Delhis turistkontor: www.delhitourism.nic.il

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