Adani Group registers company despite resistance over privatisation of Trivandrum airport

October 2019

The Adani Group has registered the company Adani Trivandrum International Airport Limited despite the airport’s privatisation plan facing persistent resistance from the Kerala government. In June 2019, the state government had demanded that Trivandrum airport […]



MoCA declines request to increase bilateral flying rights on short-haul destinations

October 2019

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, in a recent meeting, has declined the request of airlines to increase bilateral foreign flying rights on short-haul destinations with certain countries and instead asked airlines to look at other […]



Centre directs ONGC to operate Panna-Mukta offshore field

October 2019

The central government has directed ONGC to operate the Panna-Mukta-Tapti (PMT) offshore fields from December 21, 2019. Earlier, Reliance and Shell each owned a 30 per cent participating interest in the PMT fields, while ONGC […]



MGL passes on cuts in domestic natural gas prices to CGD customers

October 2019

Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) has cut down prices for CNG supplied to vehicles by Rs 2.04 per kg and for domestic PNG by Rs 1.19 per standard cubic metre (scm) in and around Mumbai, effective […]



Indian shipping industry had fleet of 1,412 vessels as of August 31, 2019

November 2019

As of August 31, 2019, the Indian shipping industry had a fleet of 1,412 vessels of 12.73 million gross tonnage (GT) and 19.31 million dead weight tonnage (DWT). Of the total vessels, 955 were coastal […]



India allows Nepal to use three inland waterways

October 2019

The Indian government has in principle allowed Nepal to use its three inland waterways. India has consented to grant access to the Kolkata-Kalughat-Raxaul; Kolkata-Sahebgunj-Biratnagar; and Kolkata-Varanasi-Raxaul routes. Nepal will be able to operate its own […]



MoC allots Deocha Pachami block to WBPDCL

October 2019

The Ministry of Coal has entered into an allotment agreement with West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited for the Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block located in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The block has been […]



MNRE cautions states to pay dues to RE gencos

October 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has cautioned seven states that renewable energy producers could approach the NCLT against distribution companies owing to non-payment of dues. As per a recent report by the […]



IR to gets its first waste-to-energy unit

October 2019

IR will get its first waste-to-energy (WtE) conversion unit at Bhubaneswar by January 2020. All waste generated at Bhubaneswar railway station, and the carriage and coaching depot will be converted into light diesel oil that […]



Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapur emerge as country’s cleanest railway stations

October 2019

Three railway stations in Rajasthan – Jaipur, Jodhpur and Durgapura – have topped the list of IR’s cleanliness survey unveiled on October 2, 2019. Jaipur was placed first, followed by Jodhpur and Durgapura in the […]



About 20 per cent work completed on Mumbai-Nagpur communication expressway project

October 2019

About 20 per cent of the construction work has been completed on the Mumbai-Nagpur Communication Expressway project. The project involves the construction of a 701 km communication expressway from Nagpur to Mumbai, passing through Ghoti, […]



Package III of Delhi-Meerut Expressway inaugurated

October 2019

The 22 km Dasna-Hapur section of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (Package III) was inaugurated on September 30, 2019. Besides, the Ghazipur-Dasna section of the expressway (Package II) is expected to be completed in the next three […]



Tower installations at 60 per cent of annual target due to permission delays, says COAI

October 2019

As per the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), mobile tower installations have reached only 60 per cent of the intended target of 100,000 towers annually. This is mainly due to delays in permissions from […]



BSNL partners with Paytm to offer easy access to public Wi-Fi zones

October 2019

BSNL has partnered with Paytm to launch a Wi-Fi connect service. The service will enable customers to access public Wi-Fi hotspots across the country using the Paytm application. Under the partnership, various public places have […]



CMWSSB inaugurated the first tertiary treatment facility in the city

November 2019

The Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board in Tamil Nadu inaugurated the first tertiary treatment reverse osmosis plant at Kodungaiyur in north Chennai on October 2, 2019, taking a major step to reduce the […]



CMRS grants safety clearance for Corridor 6 of Delhi Metro, Phase III

October 2019

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety granted safety clearance for the 4.29 km Corridor 6 of Delhi Metro, Phase III, on September 26, 2019. The inspection for the corridor was carried out on September 25, […]



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