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Kejriwal to launch ‘faceless’ transport services today in Delhi. Check details

Faceless’ transport services will essentially make Delhi the first state or Union territory in the country to bring all transport-related services online. Maharashtra is also reported to be trying out a similar model.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch the transport department’s ‘faceless’ services today (i.e. on Wednesday, August 11). Confirming the launch earlier this week, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said that this unique initiative will allow citizens to apply for various transport-related services, including registering for a learner’s driving license test, from the comfort of their homes. Since people will be able to apply and get various documents like registration certificates without having to show up at a motor licensing office (MLO), it will essentially make the process ‘faceless’.

However, the ‘faceless’ transportation services of the Delhi government will not allow a person to apply for a permanent driving license and vehicle fitness certificate in a similar manner, confirmed transport minister Kailash Gahlot earlier this week.

“All services except permanent driving license and vehicle fitness are now faceless,” Gahlot was quoted as saying by news agency PTI, “…thereby meaning applicants don’t have to visit transport authority offices.”

‘Faceless’ transport services will essentially make Delhi the first state or Union territory in the country to bring all transport-related services online. According to government officials, it will help people save their own hard-earned time and money by not having to physically visit the MLOs. Maharashtra is also reported to be trying out a similar model.

Kejriwal is expected to launch the ‘faceless’ transport services in Delhi today from the IP Estate MLO, and trials for online learning tests have already begun at the Sarai Kale Khan and Vasant Vihar offices. More than 50 people have also been provided learning licenses so far, said officials privy to the development.

Kailash Gahlot, the transport minister of Delhi, was even seen congratulating on Twitter a resident who had given his learner’s license test online. “You are one of the country’s first to pass this facial recognition enabled E-LL test,” Gahlot said after congratulating the applicant. “Delhiites get true freedom from long queues.”

Notably, the Delhi transport department had been working on providing certain essential services online since as early as February this year. The services included those related to driving license and registration certificates such as duplicate copies, change in address, international driving permit, and transfer of ownership.

According to officials, the majority of transactions at the transport department offices are related to driving licenses and registration certificates. In 2019, over 1 million transactions were related to driving licenses, and nearly 1.3 million were related to registration certificates, records with the state transport department showed.

12 Top Places To Visit Mexico For The First-timers

Mexico situated in North America is a popular destination to visit for a vacation. And if you have already packed your bags to visit the Latin nation, we have chosen the 12 most popular and favorite landmarks of Mexico only for you.

1. Mexican Historic Center

Ciudad de México (Mexican City) being the capital of the country hosts a variety of dedicated destinations to pay at least a one-time visit. Its most popular attractions are the famous art galleries and museums of world-class facilities, a 15-square-kilometer UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a person who loves to know about the heritage site then book your Aeromexico Airlines Reservations to visit Mexico. 

Centro Histórico de la Ciudad, or the historic city center that has colonial buildings of the 16th century to 19th century more than 1,400 in numbers. The city is also famous for Plaza de la constitución (Constitution square), which includes the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Templo Mayor. The City also showcases a Heritage view of volcanic mountains.

2. Chichén Itzá

The nation has its second UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mayan city of Chichén Itza. The must-visit destination of the city includes the Pyramid of Kukulkán or famously known as El Castillo, Caracol the thousand years old observatory.

3. Guanajuato

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site the city of Guanajuato offers one of the gorgeous aged architecture Jardin de la Union, the stunning old San Diego Church, and the remarkable Juárez Theater.

The city is presenting the Museum of Quixote, International Cervantino Festival, and Mummies of Guanajuato.

4. Cozumel Island

After traveling the past of Mexico you should admire the present at Cozumel Island. The Island offers beaches like Playa San Juan, Playa San Francisco, and Playa Santa Rosa. You can also dive into the waters of Palancar Reef to cross more points on your bucket list.

5. Guadalajara

Influenced by colonial as well as native Tapatíos, the city houses places like Plaza de Armas, Palacio de Gobierno, and Guadalajara Cathedral. To enjoy the allure of the city, travel it on foot.

6. Merida

Famous as Yucatán’s white city, Merida is a city to explore on foot. The city has several old buildings and parks. The city has touches of French architecture here and there.

7. Morelia

The historic city has changed little with time yet presents the preserved beauty of ancient buildings. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth exploring on foot. However, the Plaza De Armas has many great cafés, shopping marts, and restaurants. In addition, gardens, fountains, and statues of popular heroes are an addition to the beauty of the city. Morelia Cathedral and Morelia Aqueduct are also nearby places to pay a visit.

8. Oaxaca

What makes Oaxaca beautiful are its Spanish-Indian elements. This city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the nation. The city is less developed than other cities due to which it offers cultural hubs. The main attraction to the city is the Guelaguetza festival. You can also explore many ruins like Monte Alban.

9. Tulum

The city has many archeological sites like the Temple of the Frescoes, and Castillo. Additionally, the site has many well-preserved ruins. The site also offers beaches like Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, and cancún.

10. Copper Canyon

The extraordinary copper canyon needs no introduction. Also known as Barranca del Cobre the canyon is located in the Sierra Madre Occidental region. Every year a huge amount of tourists visit this destination for spending a good time. The view of different mountains also attracts people to explore this place. You love hiking then why are waiting just call Interjet Airlines Telefono and book your ticket to Copper Canyon.

11. Los Cabos

The famous beach destination of Mexico consists of a huge stretch of coastline extending from Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The destination also offers resorts, spas, golf centers, etc. for people craving leisure. Moreover, the natural landmark El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is famous among swimmers.

12. Mayan Riviera

Mayan Riviera consists of resort destinations like Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. However, it is the perfect holiday destination for someone who is craving leisure in nature’s lap. Moreover, it is famous for dolphin and stingray sightings. It also inhabits the world’s largest underwater museum.

Coronavirus: India’s biggest airline IndiGo to cut 10% of staff

Indian airline IndiGo has become the latest carrier to reveal how hard it has been hit by the collapse in demand for flights due to Covid-19.

The country’s largest airline said it will shed 10% of its staff as it grapples with a slump in revenues.

Last month, IndiGo said it would cut up to 40 billion rupees ($533m; £420m) in costs.

Airlines across the world have been hit hard by coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

In a letter to investors IndiGo’s chief executive Ronojoy Dutta said: “It is impossible for our company to fly through this economic storm without making some sacrifices, in order to sustain our business operations.”

The airline, which has been grounded for several months as India imposed a strict lockdown, employs around 24,000 people which means some 2,400 jobs are on the line.

According to the company’s own figures it is India’s biggest passenger airline with a market share of 48.9% as of March this year and had been profitable for 10 years in a row.

The latest announcement on airline job cuts comes as carriers around the world are expected to see their worst year on record.

Last month, a global aviation industry body warned that the slump in travel caused by the coronavirus will drive airline losses of more than $84bn (£66bn) this year.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which has 290 member airlines, said revenues would drop to $419bn, down 50% compared to last year.

Coronavirus-related cost-saving measures have also led to airlines cutting the planes they operate.

Last week British Airways announced that it would retire its entire fleet of Boeing 747s as it suffers from the sharp travel downturn.

BA, which is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), said the planes had all been retired with immediate effect. The 747s represented about 10% of BA’s total fleet.

On Wednesday Australia’s flag carrier Qantas last 747 will leave Sydney as it heads for storage in California, ending to an almost five decade-long history.

Qantas has also said it will store its fleet of A380 super jumbos in the Mojave desert until at least 2023 and is cutting 6,000 jobs, while another 15,000 staff will remain furloughed until the end of this year.

Last week, the airline officially removed international flights, other than New Zealand, from its website until the end of March next year.

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