Punjab government and AAI sign agreement for setting up JV for Halwara Civil Terminal

June 2019

The Punjab government signed an agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for setting up a joint venture (JV) for the development of the Halwara Civil Terminal Building Project on June 12, 2019. As […]



Siddhi Construction wins LoA for Surat airport

June 2019

AAI has issued the long-pending letter of award (LoA) for the extension of the terminal building at Surat airport to Siddhi Constructions. The company had qualified as the lower bidder in February 2019; however, the […]



PNGRB has fixed transportation tariff for GAIL’s Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur pipeline

June 2019

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has fixed the transportation tariff of GAIL (India) Limited’s 3,452 km long pipeline from Hazira in Gujarat to Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh via Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh […]



IOCL, BPCL and HPCL to together build the world’s longest LPG pipeline

June 2019

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has joined hands with other oil marketing companies (OMCs) – Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) – for laying the world’s longest liquefied petroleum gas […]



Cabinet approves Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019

June 2019

The cabinet has approved the introduction of the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill will replace the ordinance which was circulated in March 2019. The ordinance had paved the way for trusts to […]



Government inaugurates coal handling facility at New Mangalore port

June 2019

The Union government has inaugurated the mechanised coal handling facility at New Mangalore port. The terminal has been developed by Chettinad Mangalore Coal Terminal Private Limited at a cost of Rs 4.69 billion. The capacity […]



CERC allows compensation in GMR Warora’s case

June 2019

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has allowed compensation to GMR Warora Energy Limited for running its power plant on imported coal in the event of a shortage of linkage coal. The order allows compensation for […]



Central government to auction PPAs with attached coal supplies

June 2019

The central government is working on a scheme to auction power purchase agreements (PPAs) with attached coal supplies from CIL. The proposed auction of medium-term PPAs with coal supplies is expected to help plants with […]



MVRC to adopt double discharge design for bridges at railway stations

June 2019

The Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) plans to adopt the double discharge design at various railway stations. These double design discharge bridges are famous in France and use two landings on the platform whereby the […]



Safety clearance granted for Bachwara-Mohiuddin section

June 2019

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) granted safety clearance for the 20 km Bachwara-Mohiuddin section of the Hajipur-Bachwara line doubling project on May 14, 2019. Further, work on the 13 km Mohiuddin Nagar-Shahpur Patori section […]



NHAI invites bids for nine stretches under third round of TOT auctions

June 2019

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited bids for nine stretches under the third round of toll-operate-transfer (TOT) auctions. Taken together, these stretches span a length of 566.27 km. Three of the stretches […]



Nitin Gadkari assumes charge of MoRTH; draws five-year roadmap for the sector

June 2019

Nitin Gadkari has taken charge as the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). Upon taking charge, Gadkari announced a roadmap for highway development. Under this, the MoRTH plans to take up highway development […]



Ravi Shankar Prasad assumes charge as the new telecom minister

June 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad has been appointed as the new minister for communications, taking charge from Manoj Sinha. Meanwhile, Prasad continues to retain the IT and law ministries.



DCC clears norms for 5G trials in India

June 2019

The Digital Communications Commission (DCC) has cleared the norms for 5G trials in the country. Further, DCC has decided that spectrum for 5G trials will be allotted for one year, which will be extendable for […]



DJB approves the setting up of new water and sewage treatment plants

June 2019

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has approved the setting up of a new sewage treatment plant (STP) at Okhla under the Yamuna Action Plan Phase III. The STP has a treatment capacity of 125 million […]



Mumbai’s tap water fit for direct consumption

June 2019

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has achieved international standards for clean drinking water and the residents of the city will be able to consume water directly from taps. According to the MCGM, an […]



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