26
Feb

Travel Wherever and Whenever With 24 Hour Taxi Service

t4Road transportation is an integral ingredient of urban life and the Internet has forever altered the dynamics of taxi travel. To travel within a city, you have the options of hiring ‘For Hire’ taxi from the curbside, making reservations on the telephone or on the internet. Besides, there is a choice of travelling by publicly licensed taxi, private tourist taxi or taxi affiliated to taxi aggregators who can provide cool app based functionalities. But, at the end, every rider looks for certain basic and essential qualities in local taxi services.

Safe Travel:

A safe journey should invariably top the list of critical factors that a customer should weigh up. After all, his focus is on arriving at his destination, not at the nearest hospital. The track record of the taxi service, the age of the taxi fleet and the experience of the pool of drivers are all indicators of the importance attached to safe travel by the taxi company.

Of course, this data accumulation and assessment is not possible if you are hiring a cruising taxi, but these taxis are regulated by local Government that prescribes an upper limit on the age of the vehicle being plied and suspends licences of drivers for offences including those that are not related to traffic violations – discourteous behaviour, fare refusals, etc.

Reliability:

Taxi travel becomes a handy service during an emergency or when the time of arrival at the destination is of the high essence. Reliability of the service, therefore, becomes critical. The taxicab should arrive at the designated pickup point on schedule and reach the destination on time. Whatever be the hour, whatever be the weather, a 24-hour taxi service should deliver a vehicle for the customer.

Speed:

For any customer, reaching to his destination on time is hardly to be emphasized. Whether it is a head honcho’s conference, a wedding ceremony, to board an International flight or a special date, the customer should not be embarrassed or for that matter, put to a loss, by late arrival.

Comprehensive knowledge of the local terrain and topography and sublime driving skills are the attributes of professional & experienced drivers. These drivers have an innate ability to manoeuvre their taxis through congested roads without violating traffic rules, without indulging in a rash or negligent driving and without compromising on passenger comfort. With advanced app facilities, the app also tells you the ideal time to start a journey so you can reach on time without any hassles, factoring in the traffic, weather and special conditions like festival time etc.

Fleet:

Today, the taxi riders want the power to choose between a hatchback, a sedan, an SUV, an MUV, a limousine or what have you!

18
Feb

How To Get A Skilled Worker Visa And Start A New Life

t3Living in another country and starting a new life is really very challenging. For some people, uprooting their entire lives from the country of their birth to start anew in a different nation is unthinkable. After all, their birthplace is where they learned their language, culture, customs, the unique personalities of the people, and all other aspects of their way of life. Their friends and families are here, and all their worldly possessions.

However, making a fresh start in a new country presents them with a number of opportunities that they would not be able to take advantage of if they choose to remain right where they are. A different country can provide them a more extensive educational experience, for example, or it can lead them to employment opportunities that offer a great deal more benefits than any job they could find in their home country.

And of course, there is the prospect of immersing oneself in a new culture, making a home in a different setting, and expanding their personal perspective to adopt a more global view. If you’re interested in beginning a new chapter of your life in a different country then one of the best ways to begin your journey is to work with trusted immigration consultants who can help you obtain the skilled worker visa.

This type of visa is suitable for points-tested skilled workers without an employer or a family member who can sponsor them, or without a nomination by a state or territory government. Once secured, this visa will allow the holder to live and work in another country as a permanent resident. With this type of visa, you can study and work in that country, stay in the country for an indefinite period of time, apply for citizenship if you are eligible for it. You can also enroll in a healthcare, sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence, and travel to and from the country for five years from the date the visa is granted.

8
Feb

Benfits of Metro Transportation

t2Transportation in India is one of the major issues which rested from many decades. People who are living in the megacities like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai suffers less, in comparison to those cities which still not have sufficient infrastructures. These megacities sustain various means of transportation such as Auto rickshaw, Bus and rapid transit system such as Metro.

Due to increasing rate of the population in these cities, Metro is one of the major transport systems which provides better options to the inhabitants. Do we ever think why this rapid system is beneficial for most crowded cities like Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi? To know an answer you have to understand, various viewpoints of Kolkata metro report which is as follows:

Fuel cost saving: The yearly saving due to minimum fuel utilization will be Rs.180.89 crore in 2009, more than twofold from Rs.73.22 crore two years prior.

A Number of vehicles off the street: Since the Metro started operations in December 2002, there has been a dynamic reduction in the day by day vehicle demand because of the people moving to Metro for commuting. In 2009, the Metro will take the day by day share of 57,953 vehicles for every other method of travel, for example, autos, transports, bikes, auto-rickshaws, etc.

Vehicle cost saving: The yearly vehicle (capital and working) cost saving will practically triple from Rs.93.21 crore in 2007 to Rs.276.24 crore this year.

Reduction in the outflow of greenhouse gasses: The expanding utilization of the Metro will bring about the counteractive action of discharge of 131,395.34 tons of greenhouse gasses, for example, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide from being radiated into Delhi¡¦s air up to 2009. This is a five-time increment from 27,614.34 tons in 2007.

Emission cost saving: The discharge cost saving will likewise increment very nearly three times from Rs.14.29 crore in 2007 to Rs.41.04 crore in 2009.

Various Road accidents avoided: The Metro will stay away from an aggregate of 255 accidents, including 51 fatalities, in 2009. In 2007, the individual figures were 196 and 21.

3
Feb

Travel Deeper How to Walk the Back Streets and Connect With the Locals

t1Walking the back streets can seem a little daunting. I know, I do it all the time. You find yourself in places that are a little uncomfortable, out of your comfort zone. In fact, it is a culture shock.

Usually, when people travel they go to tourist spots and focus on carefully pre-planned stuff to do. For example, on the main island of Bocas Del Toro, you walk down the strip, go to a nice restaurant, and buy a ticket to a boat tour that will take you to a nice beach. Thats fine, and you should do it because it is part of the experience.

But to get a little deeper into the culture, all you have to do is walk a few streets back into the neighborhood and you will see a different world. Yes, it is dirty, yes, it may not smell very good. But if you stop looking at the poor conditions and look at the people, your perspective will start to change.

You will see grandmothers sitting on porches watching the world go by. And if you smile and wave, they will wave back in a friendly way. You will see kids making games out empty plastic bottles and fishing line. Stop and watch for a minute. try to figure out the rules of the game and how to win. It puts you in a completely different frame of mind. All of a sudden you really “see” them. they notice you and all you have to do is smile. No need to even speak the language. People may look nervous about your presence at first, after all, you are in their “territory” But a smile seems to override any negative feelings. Soon you will find yourself forgetting about your own fears and getting out of your own head for a minute to actually connect with happy kids playing in the street. And that is when you realize, poverty is not what you think it is.

People are relaxed. They are living full lives. They have a lot of family and friends around. They take time to pat each other on the back and chat for a while. They don’t rush. They are not in a hurry.

It’s very refreshing.

Along the back streets you will see the places the locals shop. The grocery stores are small and dingy looking and they don’t have the selection of the ones on the main drag. But they do have the simple necessities for living and they are MUCH cheaper than the ones the tourists see. Stop and buy a bottle of water or candy bar. It gives you a moment to connect with the seller. They may look at you funny when you first walk in because you look different. But, again, just smile. If you know a few Spanish words, use them, even if you think you sound foolish (which you probably do) They are happy you are trying to communicate and it will immediately open doors for a better connection.

Take a look around the store while you are in there. take note of what is on the shelves. That gives you clues about what people live on in that area. Chances are you will find big bags of rice and lots of cans of tuna and sardines. You will find canned powdered milk and rotten looking bananas (that are actually perfectly ripe and very sweet) You will also find cleaning supplies, lots of bleach. In spite of the dirty living conditions, every kids goes to school in sparkling clean school uniforms.

You will also find candles with pictures of saints on them and incense marked with things like “prosperity, wealth and success”. This shows you the people are into alters in their homes. They take their mix of Catholicism and old religion very seriously. See how much you are learning?

Leave the grocery store and head further down the street and you will see barber shops for the men and beauty salons (very small and dingy) for the women. Stop for a minute to see whats going on inside and you will find guys having fancy designs shaved into their very short hair and women getting their nails painted in every color and design you can imagine. Again, these people are not as poor as you think they are. Personal grooming is extremely important to them. As you leave the shop, look in the street and see how people ar dressed. You will find fancy handbags and nice sneakers, high heels and jewelry. This is all part of learning to connect. In order to understand a people, you need to slow down and pay attention to the details.

Keep walking and you are bound to find some place to eat. Most likely it will be extremely small, like 2 tables and 8 chairs. It will probably be dark inside (that keeps it cool) and any menu will either be written on the wall somewhere or inside you server’s head.

If you are brave enough, stop and have something to eat. This is one of the BEST ways to experience another culture. My secret to not getting sick is to stop places that seem busy. No one wants to get sick and the locals know the best places to eat.

If you have no idea what to order and are very adventurous, just ask the server to bring you whatever they think is best. You may find yourself with a bowl of soup sitting before you that has bones of some unknown animal in it and huge chunks of root vegetable. Don’t worry, most of the food is either beef or chicken. It may look funny, but it is bound to taste good.

Walking the back streets may take a little bit of courage and I would not suggest it at night or in big cities. But small towns are full of people just like you and me. And in all honesty, you will never really see the people if you don’t go to where they live. All you will see is people trying to make a buck in a tourist town and that is not a very fair sampling of who really lives there.