GTT promotion kicks start Mashramani activities

first_imgGTT on Wednesday commenced the drawing of its “Valentine Mashment Promotion” at the Blackberry Office, Brickdam, in which 70 customers were winners of many colourful costumes.Representatives of GTT conducting the drawingThis Promotion is also in light of the company’s 23rd anniversary celebrations. The 70 persons who purchased unlimited data plans were the recipients of these costumes and would be featured in the company’s costume float parade contingent, which is themed “Amazon Gems”. They are expecting to see a huge turnout of approximately 400 persons.GTT Public Relations Officer (PRO) Nadia De Abreu, when asked about the celebrations, stated that it has been a while since the company has participated in the Mashramani parade, so this would be a big comeback. This is also the company’s gesture of giving back to valued customers and providing them with an unforgettable experience.There are many ongoing and scheduled activities slated for this period in which persons can get a chance to win costumes and participate in the GTT Mash band. There is an ongoing fitness campaign on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Everest Cricket Club Ground that will conclude on February 21, with the fitness finale.“Activation giveaways” were also conducted, in which 20 persons who applied for service during the anniversary period also won costume prizes. The number of combined winners from these promotions will add up to over 90 winners. There will also be a limited number of costumes available at Pulse Entertainment, who has partnered with GTT and online, for those who would like to be part of the company’s float.last_img read more

Resurrected panel will plan airport growth

first_imgUnder the revised master plan, the city green-lighted a $4 billion modernization effort while promising to limit passenger traffic by gradually closing airplane gates, giving critics and neighbors a greater voice in upgrading the facility, and funding noise- and traffic-mitigation projects in nearby communities. Villaraigosa also vowed to see Los Angeles regionalize its air traffic to spread the burden – as well as the economic opportunities – to other areas. The Southern California Association of Governments has estimated the region will get 2.2 million more people over the next 25 years, with the greatest demand for air traffic coming from the eastern end of Los Angeles County and neighboring jurisdictions. In addition to LAX, Los Angeles World Airports owns Van Nuys, Ontario and Palmdale Regional airports. Ontario Airport is the more developed passenger facility in the region, and the city has committed to expansion of its operation. Palmdale has proved more problematic in attracting airline services and passengers to the High Desert, and no carrier is currently operating there. At Van Nuys, the nation’s busiest general-aviation airport, the City Council has approved a 20-year plan that maintains 34 acres for propeller planes while allowing the expansion of the lucrative charter-jet business. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Mayor Villaraigosa will announce how the SCRAA will help regionalize air traffic, achieve his vision of airport regionalization and how the SCRAA plays into the historic LAX master plan settlement,” the Mayor’s Office said in a statement. There has been discussion over the past year about creating a regional airport authority that would control operations at all airports in Southern California. However, no formal proposal has been developed and Los Angeles city officials remain wary of other jurisdictions getting control of LAX. The Southern California Regional Airport Authority would have no direct involvement in an airport’s operation, but Villaraigosa believes it can help open discussions with neighboring areas on how air traffic can be dispersed more equitably throughout the region. Also expected to participate are Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, and Supervisor Don Knabe, in whose districts LAX is located. Both were critics of an earlier master plan that would have increased the number of flights out of LAX, the nation’s third-busiest airport. In December, Los Angeles city officials announced a deal to end litigation over the modernization of LAX, with opponents agreeing to drop their lawsuits in exchange for the mayor and City Council abandoning the most controversial elements of the $11 billion plan. Taking the next step toward addressing Southern California’s air-traffic needs, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected today to announce the revival of a panel to plan the expansion of regional airport operations. Villaraigosa – along with city, county and state officials – has scheduled a news conference at Los Angeles International Airport, where Councilman Bill Rosendahl will be named the city’s representative on the Southern California Regional Airport Authority. The panel will include representatives from Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario. The authority was disbanded several years ago amid disputes over how to plan for air traffic growth in the region, even as the controversial master plan for the expansion of LAX was being developed. last_img read more