Jet Airways signs metal neutrality agreement with Air France-KLM

December 2017

Jet Airways has signed a cooperation agreement with Air France-KLM which will allow both airlines to work closely in selling tickets, using each other’s networks and jointly working on cargo operations and maintenance, and fuel […]



Union government to jointly sell domestic and international business of Air India

December 2017

The central government has ruled out the possibility of separating the domestic and international airline businesses of Air India to carry out the divestment process and has decided to sell the carrier together with its […]



GAIL awards contract orders under key pipeline project

December 2017

GAIL (India) Limited has stated that it has awarded the contract for laying 520 km of pipelines from Dobhi (Bihar) to Durgapur (West Bengal) including a 120 km line to Jamshedpur (Jharkhand). With these awards, […]



India witnesses a surge in the number of petrol pumps

December 2017

India has recorded a 45 per cent increase in the number of petrol pump outlets during the period 2011 to 2017, possibly the highest growth rate in the world. As per data available from the […]



CSL and HDPEL signs shareholders agreement for taking over manufacturing units of HDPEL

December 2017

A shareholders’ agreement has been signed between Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and Hooghly Dock and Port Engineering Limited (HDPEL) for taking over the manufacturing units of HDPEL. Earlier, in October 2017, CSL and HDPEL incorporated […]



Indian shipping industry had fleet of 1,367 vessels as of November 30, 2017

December 2017

As of November 30, 2017, the Indian shipping industry had a fleet of 1,367 vessels of 12.34 million gross tonnage (GT) and 18.77 million deadweight tonnage (DWT). Of the total vessels, 926 were coastal vessels […]



Telangana executes pilot project to provide 24-hour power supply to agricultural consumers

December 2017

The Telangana government has executed a scheme to supply 24-hour quality and uninterrupted power to the farm/agricultural sector across the state on a pilot basis. Initially, the scheme was undertaken for 14 days (November 6-20, […]



UPERC notifies retail power supply tariff hike for 2017-18

December 2017

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced a hike in power tariffs. The average hike is 12 per cent for domestic consumers. While for urban domestic consumers tariffs have been raised by 9 per […]



IR extends first express train to Kirandul, Chhattisgarh

December 2017

IR has extended the existing express train service between Visakhapatnam and Jagdalpur to Kirandul in Chhattisgarh, with effect from November 20, 2017. This is the first express category train to be extended to the city […]



MoR launches new Swarna Rajdhani Coaches

December 2017

The MoR has launched India’s first Swarna Rajdhani rake from New Delhi to Kolkata under the project “Swarna” that aims to upgrade a total of 14 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi trains. The upgradation of the […]



NHIDCL plans to take over 2,000 km of roads from BRO

December 2017

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) plans to take over the implementation of about 2,000 km of road projects in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from the […]



IRAP to rate highways on the basis of safety features

December 2017

The International Road Assessment Programmme (IRAP) plans to engage central and state road transport ministries and highway authorities to assess Indian roads on the basis of their risk profile. The India chapter of the organisation […]



Government plans to put cyber security standards in place

December 2017

The government is working on formulating cybersecurity standards for devices such as set-top boxes, mobile phones and internet of things devices, and is likely to come out with a report before March 2018. The Ministry […]



HFCL bags contract from BSNL

December 2017

Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited has received a purchase order worth Rs 1.28 billion for the supply of packet microwave radio systems on a pan-Indian basis from BSNL. However, the current order is only for the […]



Contracts awarded for water supply improvements in Andhra Pradesh and Jalgaon City Water Supply Project in Maharashtra under AMRUT

December 2017

Two water supply contracts have been awarded under AMRUT. The first contract worth Rs 1.19 billion has been awarded to the Indian Hume Pipe Company by the Andhra Pradesh Public Health and Municipal Engineering Department and […]



Government approves DPR for 24×7 Pimpri-Chinchwad Water Supply Scheme

December 2017

The central government has approved the Rs 2.44 billion detailed project report for the 24×7 Pimpri Chinchwad Water Supply Scheme in Maharashtra, to be implemented under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) […]



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