Our Correspondent Delhi’s mango lovers can look forward to another fascinating display of mangoes, as Delhi Tourism is hosting the 27th Mango Festival at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri which begins on July 3.The festival will be inaugurated by Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi in the presence of Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi and Kapil Mishra, Minister for Law, Tourism, Art, Culture & Languages and Water, Govt. of Delhi. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’From the orchards of Saharanpur, where the first festival was organized, the annual event was shifted to Talkatora Indoor Stadium in 1991, and then to Dilli Haat, Pitampura in 2010, and subsequently to Dilli Haat, Janakpuri.With the passage of time, the festival has become a major cultural event of Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Mango growers across the country including Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh will gather here to display the traditional and hybrid varieties of mangoes. These traditional growers of mangoes have attained expertise over generations excelling in research and propagation of this fruit. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIt has been observed that Indian summer is incomplete without mangoes and Delhi’s summer is equally incomplete without the Mango Festival. Over 500 varieties will be on display at the festival. The various types of mangoes on display will include Langra, Chausa,
Kolkata: In a first, smart gates have been installed for tickets entry, to ensure smooth management of passengers availing vessel service on river Hooghly from Millennium Park. Suvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, inaugurated the same on Tuesday.It is a pilot project and with its success, similar smart gates will be installed at different such points. With installation of the smart gates, tickets or cards will no longer have to be checked manually and it will help in proper maintenance of the system. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAdhikari said that installation of the smart gates will make the functioning of the entire system much better. He further said that all steps have been taken to develop the infrastructure for a better service in the inland waterways. It will reduce pressure on roadways. Moreover, people will also enjoy a more comfortable journey.He said that a major project has been taken up to give a new dimension to the waterways transport facility from Haldia to Farakka. The entire project will be funded by the World Bank and the work of the project will start as early as possible.At the same time, Adhikari also inaugurated 15 passenger vessels and RoRo vessels that will operate on river Hooghly on Tuesday. The vessels include 11 wooden and four steel vessels. Each of the vessels has the capacity of carrying 100 passengers at a time.