Four firms evince interest in beleaguered Jet Airways

April 2019

As many as four firms – Etihad Airways PJSC, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, TPG Capital and Indigo Partners – have submitted expressions of interest (EoIs) for picking up equity stake in cash-strapped Jet Airways. […]



Commercial operations from Jharsuguda airport commence

April 2019

Flight operations from Jharsuguda airport in Odisha (under the RCS) finally commenced on March 31, 2019 after a long delay. The maiden flight was operated from Hyderabad which recorded about 95 per cent capacity utilisation. […]



US likely to extend sanction waiver for India

April 2019

The US is likely to extend the sanction waiver for India. The sanction waiver extension will let the country continue buying Iranian oil as the existing sanction waiver expires in May 2019. In November 2018, […]



Ethanol blending estimated to reach 7.2 per cent in 2018-19 marketing year

April 2019

Ethanol blending with petrol is estimated to reach 7.2 per cent in the 2018-19 marketing year (December 2018 to November 2019) as against 4.22 per cent in the 2017-18 marketing year. Against a requirement of […]



GRSE delivers 100th warship to Indian Navy

April 2019

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) delivered its 100th warship, IN LCU L-56, a landing craft utility, to the Indian Navy on March 30, 2019. The vessel is the sixth of the order of […]



SCI awards five-year ERS contract to IRClass

April 2019

The Shipping Corporation of India has awarded a five-year contract for providing emergency response services (ERS) for 33 vessels to the Indian Register of Shipping. The classification society’s ERS is aimed at providing round-the-clock technical […]



GE Power secures Rs 1.42 billion contract from NTPC

April 2019

GE Power India has secured an order worth Rs 1.42 billion from NTPC for supply and installation of a low nitrogen oxide (NOx) combustion system for 10 GW of thermal power plant capacity across the […]



GE T&D secures Rs 1.5 billion contract from RRVPNL

April 2019

GE T&D India Limited has secured an order worth $21 million (Rs 1.5 billion) to execute a grid modernisation project from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited, as part of the utility’s roadmap to implement […]



RailTel deploys free Wi-Fi facility at 1,600 stations

April 2019

RailTel has successfully deployed free Wi-Fi facilities at 1,600 stations under RailWire. RailWire is a retail broadband initiative of RailTel which aims at extending broadband and application services to the public. RailTel has provided Wi-Fi […]



IR scraps flexi fare scheme for select passengers

April 2019

IR has scrapped the flexi fare scheme for passengers travelling between New Delhi and Chandigarh on the Shatabadi Express. As per the amended rule, the Chandigarh Shatabdi fare has been fixed between Rs 575 and […]



NHIDCL extends Rfp bid due date for Zojila pass tunnel project in Jammu & Kashmir

April 2019

NHIDCL has extended the request for proposal (RfP) bid due date for selection of the engineering, procurement and construction  (EPC) contractor for the balance works of the Zojila pass tunnel project from April 8, 2019 […]



Madras HC cancels land acquisition work for Chennai-Salem highway project

April 2019

The Madras High Court has quashed land acquisition work for the eight-lane, 277.3 km, Chennai-Salem highway in Tamil Nadu. The Rs 100 billion project is being taken up under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. According to the […]



MeitY approves Wistron’s plan worth Rs 50.91 billion to manufacture high-end Apple devices in India

April 2019

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has approved Wistron’s plan worth Rs 50.91 billion to manufacture high-end Apple devices in India. The move is expected to propel the government’s Make in India initiative. At […]



CERC allows PGCIL to offer its electricity towers to telecom companies for boosting coverage in remote areas

April 2019

The CERC has allowed Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) to offer its electricity towers to telecom companies in order to address the issue of deficiency of telecom coverage in remote areas. Powergrid will […]



Indore Municipal Corporation rolls out initiative to collect and segregate plastic waste from households

April 2019

The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has introduced a new initiative to collect and segregate plastic waste directly from households. A private agency will be deployed to collect the waste from the residents and an arrangement […]



Ahmedabad metro commences commercial run

April 2019

The Vastral-Apparel Park stretch of the Ahmedabad metro rail project has commenced commercial operations. The 6.5 km stretch is a part of the North-South corridor of Phase 1 (41 km) of the project. The total […]



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