Infrastructure News

Third in a row: SBI posts Rs 4,875.8 crore loss in 1st quarter

Lok Sabha approves changes: GST cess surplus can now be shared

SCs call on realty will help lenders and home-buyers

Smart meter project rolled out in Uttar Pradesh

Daiichi case: Delhi HC grills Singh brothers, freezes their assets

Suprise move! HDFC bank deputy MD Paresh Sukthankar resigns

US, India may sign pact for transfer of communication security gear

CGD: Adani Gas wins bids for 22 geographical areas

Soon fly on seaplanes; Civil Aviation Ministry approves water aerodromeproposal

The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country, with Chilika Lake in Odisha, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat being identified in the first phase for development of such facilities, an official said today.

Punctuality of Delhi Metro trains: As per the data obtained through an RTI application, between 2013 and 2018, till the month of May, over 99 per cent train trips have been recorded on time.

IndiGo will take delivery of its A321 neo aircraft, which are more fuel efficient and have higher seating capacity, this year, a senior official said today.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation today said it is watching the developments at Jet Airways, which has delayed the announcement of June quarter results.

The stations that have been chosen for the pilot project comprise Howrah, Sealdah, Lucknow, Varanasi, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Prayag, Ambala, New Delhi, Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Agra Cantonment, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, Jaipur, Erode, Coimbatore, Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Bengaluru.

Sunita Dhiman, general secretary of the womens wing of Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union (URMU) wrote to Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani, requesting him to change the uniforms of the women commercial staffers primarily involved in booking and reservation of tickets.

More bullet train networks! Know Indian Railways high-speed rail plans for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,Chennai

Devanjana NagAugust 11, 2018 11:20 AM

In order to connect the four major metro cities of the country namely, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, the government has identified routes for feasibility studies for high-speed rail connectivity.

Indian Railways stations to get a facelift! Over 1,000 stations identified; check the state-wisenumbers

Devanjana NagAugust 10, 2018 11:08 AM

Recently, the Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha stated the fact that the upgradation of railway stations is a continuous and on-going process. He further informed that at present, Indian Railways stations across the nation are being modernized under the Adarsh Station Scheme.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday said it is likely to announce the third phase of the regional air connectivity scheme, Udan, next month.

Around Rs 85,000 crore is needed for upgrade and new infrastructure in the city

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is to take the majority equity in Kerala Waterways Infrastructures (KWIL), an SPV (special purpose vehicle) floated for the development of 610-km of waterways.

The Railways announced today special trains between Gaya and Indore and Barauni And Indore for the candidates appearing in the national transporters computer-based exams for recruitment.

Aviation watchdog DGCA gave go-ahead to operations of wide-body aircraft at the Calicut airport in Kerala and Saudi Arabian Airlines would soon start its service with the large A-330 and B-777 planes from there, the Centre said today.

Railways has done away with the practice of publishing advertisements of work tenders in newspapers for procurement, according to an order of the railway board.

Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) was planning a to build a dedicated freight corridor between Garden Reach dock area and the Vidyasagar Setu, popularly known as the second Hooghly Bridge.

The Srinagar airport was technically cleared for night operations after first night landing and taking off of a commercial aircraft was undertaken here this evening, officials said.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval for continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond the 12th five-year plan period.

Indian Railways often faces criticism for train delays and its recent record of 70% punctuality highlights the infrastructure problems that the network faces. In a recent report, the CAG of India has slammed Indian Railways for lack of adequate infrastructure at the rail stations.

Railways multi purpose stalls (MPS) at stations could soon stock generic low-cost medicines, the Railway Board has decided, the government informed Parliament today.

With the ongoing delays in approvals for Delhi Metro Phase-4 and the Delhi government not giving its nod for purchase of 582 new metro coaches, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has recently refused to lend money to buy new metro coaches.

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in Kerala has stopped its arrival operations from 1.10 PM onwards on Thursday, as a measure of precaution, following a rising water level in the nearby Periyar river.

Soon, you may be able to fly into Srinagar at night too! Night landing of flights may begin at theairport

Devanjana NagAugust 9, 2018 12:21 PM

The Srinagar airport, which is named Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport belongs to the Indian Air Force. However, the civilian enclave that includes a passenger terminal building and a civil apron is managed by the Airports Authority of India.

No high-speed Maglev: Bengalurus Kempegowda International Airport to be connected with city by suburbanrail

Devanjana NagAugust 9, 2018 12:14 PM

In order to build the Ultra High-Speed Maglev Rail system in three phases, BARL recently submitted a detailed project report. The detailed project report, prepared by a Swiss company suggested taking up the high-speed rail project in three phases with a distance of 38 km in two phases and a distance of 7 km in phase 3.

It said NHAI in March 2012 had entered into a concession pact with Vijayawada Gundugolanu Road Project Pvt Ltd for six laning of Vijayawada-Gundugolanu section of NH 5 but served termination notice as work was not commenced till August 2016.

At least 20 cows were killed after they were hit by a speeding Kalka-Shatabdi Express near Narela in northwest Delhi today, affecting the movement of trains in the region, the Northern Railway said.

China has increased the maximum speed of the bullet trains on the Beijing-Tianjin high-speed railway to 350 kilometres per hour, reducing the inter-city travel time by five minutes.

An eight-member team of aviation experts has arrived in Nagaland to conduct a feasibility study for a greenfield airport at Ciethu, around 20 km from here, official sources said.

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SCs call on realty will help lenders and home-buyers

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Begging change: Delhi High Court did well to decriminalise begging

Agriculture key to poverty reduction

No authentic report to indicate data breach higher in India, MoS SS Ahluwalia tells Rajya Sabha

GST compensation worth Rs 52,077 crore paid to states, union territories, says government

Nobel-winning British author VS Naipaul passesaway

PM Narendra Modi hits back at Congress for Gabbar Singh Taxanalogy

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TCS beats Mukesh Ambanis Reliance yet again; becomes most valued company in India

Tata Consultancy Services today surged past RIL to emerge as the countrys most valued firm by market valuation.

Why Indians drink less beer than rest of Asia; the reason is a little whiskey and a lot of restrictions

Beer is like Stockholm Syndrome: you dislike it until you start liking it and get addicted to it. And while world over, beer is a popular alcoholic drink, Indians drink it less than the rest of Asia.

Modicare set for big I-day launch? 28 states on board, insurance companies not! What Ayushman Bharat CEO says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch ambitious Ayushman Bharat programme from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, and so far 28 states have come on board.

iPhone production could stall, thanks to virus attack on chipmaker TSMC

Apples new iPhone launch next month could be delayed by the virus outbreak at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) — the worlds biggest contract chip maker, the media reported on Friday.

Volkswagen Jetta aims to break land speed record on Bonneville Salt Flats

The Jetta attempting the land speed record was developed by Volkswagen of America in cooperation with the Bonneville specialists at THR Manufacturing in Ventura, California.

Satya Nadella nets $36 million after selling 30 percent of his Microsoft stock

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella netted $35.9 million after selling around 30 per cent of his common shares in the company, the media reported.

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