The fare, power supply, trial run and when the train will be available to the everyday Lagosian. The first phase of the Lagos Blue rail was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari with fanfare and a speech by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday. The first phase of the 13 kilometres elevated train network stretches from Marina … Continue reading Lagos Blue Rail: Everything you need to know
As it seeks to attract more buyers, Tata Motors, the country's only electric vehicle maker, has introduced India's lowest priced electric car this week, costing some $10,000. Assisted by government subsidies and high import tariffs, Tata leads India's EV market. Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata's domestic rival, plans to launch its first electric sport-utility vehicle in … Continue reading Tata Motors penetrating India’s automotive industry with affordable electric vehicles (EVs)
Virgin Atlantic has scrapped gendered uniforms and will instead allow crew to choose the workwear they feel represents them most. The airline has reversed a policy which required pilots, cabin crew and ground staff to wear a specific uniform based on their gender. Staff will now be given a free choice between Virgin’s burgundy uniform – a blazer … Continue reading GENDER DYSPHORIA: Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms as part of inclusivity drive
Despite recording only small numbers of daily cases, the Chinese capital Beijing closed dozens of subway stations due to COVID-19 measures intended to curtail spread of the deadly virus. China has been battling its worst COVID-19 surge since the early days of the pandemic, with most cases recorded in the country's business hub, Shanghai. After … Continue reading China locks down Beijing subways to control spread of COVID-19
Getting stranded at the airport can be a very unpleasant experience, especially for English-speaking travelers in Turkey. Notwithstanding your preference for road or rail travels, every traveller at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (ISL), which is about 50 kilometres or approximately 31 miles to the city centre—Sultanahmet (Istanbul’s old city)—have some efficient and reliable means of … Continue reading How to find your destination from ISL Airport, Turkey
Qiesha Secong, a 30-year-old resident of Abuluoha village in Sichuan province, sold his family's only horse early last month for good reasons. The pony, which he bought four years ago, was valuable to the Yi man, whose home village is in Wuyi township, Butuo county in Sichuan's Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture. "My village had no … Continue reading Last Chinese village without road gets a relief
Japanese carmaker Toyota has said it will invest a whopping €427 million ($500 million) in Uber, a global transportation company, as both multinationals partner on self-driving cars. The two companies aim to deploy new technology across Uber’s ride-sharing network from 2021. The partnership between Uber and Toyota is widely seen to be lagging in … Continue reading Toyota to invest $500m in Uber
Alipay, the e-payment arm of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, teams up with China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to launch a virtual transport card payment service that allows commuters use public transport without IC cards or waiting in line to buy a ticket. Image shows a bus passenger using the virtual card for payment … Continue reading ALIBABA Just Launched A Virtual Transport Card For Payments On Public Traffic Systems.