June 2016
EDITOR Devangshu Datta

June 2016

The ports and shipping sector has suffered in the past three to four years from a weak global macro environment and low demand. India’s exports have shrunk considerably, while imports have also reduced. One result […]

Solar Push
Recent initiatives at Indian airports

June 2016

The huge power requirements for large infrastructure projects such as airports have always been an issue for both governments and private developers alike. With growing concerns related to global warming and the added pressure of […]

Leister Technologies

June 2016

Leister Technologies AG, Switzerland, was founded in the year 1949 by Karl Leister, a visionary in the field of plastic welding. The Leister Group has its headquarters in Kägiswil and has a worldwide presence with […]

Urban infrastructure

June 2016

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has approved the draft plan for the DN Nagar-Mankhurd corridor (Phase 2B) of the Mumbai Metro Phase I, Line 2 project (Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra- Mankhurd). According to the draft plan, […]

Telecom

June 2016

The Supreme Court of India has reserved its order on the telecom operators’ plea against the Delhi High Court order that had upheld the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) compensation mechanism for call drops. […]

Roads and bridges

June 2016

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has fixed a 2.5- fold increase in the target for award and construction of national highways for 2016–17. The ministry has set a target of 25,000 km […]

Power

June 2016

The cabinet has allowed flexibility in the utilisation of domestic coal. Longterm coal linkages of individual state generating stations and individual central generating stations will be clubbed and assigned to states or the state-nominated agency […]

Ports and shipping

June 2016

Major ports in the country handled 606.4 mt of cargo traffic during fiscal year 2015-16, as against 581.3 mt during 2014-15, recording a growth of 4.3 per cent. However, the combined traffic at major ports […]

Oil and gas

June 2016

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) is soon likely to commence the auction of 69 marginal oil and gas fields under the new revenue- sharing model, though the timeline for the auction is […]

Aviation

June 2016

India and New Zealand have signed a bilateral air services agreement which will enable airlines to operate direct flights between the two countries. Under the agreement, New Zealand will be able to code-share flights to […]

Key Statistics
Power Index and Telecom Trends

June 2016

Generation has consistently improved in 2016 over 2015. In the period January-March 2016, generation rose by 9.5 per cent over January-March 2015.   The mobile subscriber base grew by 5.23 million in March 2016 over […]

M.F. Farooqui
Chairman, Broadband India Forum

June 2016

An Indian Administrative Service officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, M.F. Farooqui has been chairman of the Broadband India Forum since October 2015. His career began as a sub-collector in Tamil Nadu and since then […]

Vasudevan Suresh
Director, Hiranandani Group

June 2016

With over 51 years of experience in the housing, infrastructure, rural and urban development, real estate development and built environment sectors, Vasudevan Suresh is a director in the Hiranandani Group, dealing with integrated and self-contained […]

Basharat Ahmad Dhar
Chairman, JKSERC

June 2016

A postgraduate in economics from the University of Kashmir, Basharat Ahmad Dhar joined the state civil services in 1976. In his over four-decade-long career, he has held key positions in various departments of the state […]

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