Domestic air passenger traffic witnesses 5.44 per cent growth to around 7.1 million in September 2021

October 2021

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, around 7.1 million domestic passengers travelled by air in September 2021, 5.44 per cent higher than the 6.7 million recorded in August 2021. While IndiGo carried 3.97 […]



MoCA announces 10-step Helicopter Policy

October 2021

  MoCA has recently announced a new 10-step Helicopter Policy. A dedicated helicopter accelerator cell has been set up by the ministry, which will look at all industry issues in the sector. The ministry has also […]



India’s sixth licensing round for 21 blocks attracts three bidders

November 2021

According to upstream regulator Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, India’s latest bid round for 21 oil and gas blocks attracted just three bidders. Two of whom were state-owned explorers Oil and Natural Gas Cor­po­ration (ONGC) and […]



Central government launches “Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for Multi-Modal connectivity”

October 2021

The central government has launched the “Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for Multi-Modal connectivity”. The plan is expected to not only bring go­vernment processes and various stakeholders together, but also help in integrating different […]



Indian shipping industry had a fleet of 1,488 vessels as of August 31

October 2021

As of August 31, 2021, the Indian shipping industry had a fleet of 1,488 vessels weighing in at 12.97 million gross tonnage (GT) and 19.45 million deadweight tonnage (DWT). Of the total vessels, 1,021 were […]



APSEZL receives five-year extension for Vizhinjam ICTT

October 2021

APM Terminals Pipavav has flagged off the first container train to the Jodhpur inland container depot on an electrified route. It is being operated by Pipavav Rail Corporation Limited (PRCL), a subsidiary of Gujarat Pipa­vav […]



NTPC bags 1.9 GW of projects under CPSU Scheme-II

October 2021

NTPC Limited has won 1.9 GW of solar power projects under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase-II. It won the projects in the third tranche of the 5 GW tender. This is in […]



MoP redesigns renewable energy certificate mechanism

October 2021

The MoP has approved the amendments to the existing renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. The key changes include the removal of floor and forbearance price limits, and determination of REC prices by market conditions. The […]



Railway Board dissolves IRSDC

October 2021

In a bid to rightsize the railways, the Railways Board has ordered the closing of Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC). IRSDC was set up for the redevelopment of railway stations ac­ross the country. […]



IR registers remarkable increase in passenger segment revenue

October 2021

In a notable development, IR’s passenger segment revenue generated in the second quarter of the current fiscal (July 2021 to September 2021) stood at Rs 105.13 billion, 113 per cent higher than the earnings (from […]



NHAI to monetise five stretches of NH through TOT

October 2021

MoRTH’s asset monetisation plan for this fiscal is on track, with NHAI opening bids this month to monetise another five completed national highway stretches spanning 436 km. The five stretches are the 32.8 km Agra […]



NHAI in talks to raise Rs 60 billion through first private InVIT

October 2021

NHAI is in advanced talks with foreign and domestic investors to raise Rs 50-60 billion through its first private infrastructure investment trust (InvIT). This will be the first asset monetisation by a state-owned enterprise throu­gh […]



Vi ramps up GIGAnet 4G network capacity in Karnataka

October 2021

Vodafone Idea Limited has completed the process of refarming of 3G spectrum to 4G at a majority of its sites in Belgaum, Davangere, Hubli-Dharwad and Mangalore, an exercise that will substantially enhance the GIGAnet 4G […]



Airtel unveils refreshed brand identity “Nxtra by Airtel” for its data centre operations; outlines investment plans worth Rs 50 billion to scale up business

October 2021

Bharti Airtel has unveiled a refreshed brand identity, “Nxtra by Airtel”, for its data centre business and has outlined investment plans to significantly scale up its data centre network. The company plans to invest Rs […]



Girdhari Lal Aggarwal Contractors Private Limited wins contract for upgradation of STPs at SAS Nagar

October 2021

Girdhari Lal Aggarwal Contractors Private Limited has won a contract worth Rs 1.45 billion for upgradation of the existing 10 million gallons per day (mgd) STP at Sector 83, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar to 15 […]



Goa state government to augment state’s sewage treatment capacity

October 2021

  The Goa government is in the process of augmenting the state’s capacity to treat wastewater by 168 mld. Currently, more than 500 mld of water is being treated for supply in the state on […]



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