Adani emerges highest bidder for all six airports on PPP

March 2019

The Adani Group has emerged as the highest bidder to operate six airports in the country on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. The company has offered per passenger fees of Rs 177, Rs 174, Rs […]



GMR emerges highest bidder for Bhogapuram airport; gets LoA for Nagpur airport

March 2019

GMR Airports Limited has emerged as the highest bidder for the development, operation and management of the Bhogapuram greenfield international airport on a PPP basis. The company offered the highest fee of Rs 303 per […]



CCEA approves Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana

March 2019

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN [Jaiv Indhan-Vatavaran Anukool fasal awashesh Nivaran] Yojana. The programme will provide financial support to integrated bioethanol projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other […]



Government signs contract for award of 23 contract areas under DSF-II

March 2019

The central government signed the contract for award of 23 contract areas to 14 companies under the second round of auctions of Discovered Small Fields (DSF-II) on March 7, 2019. A total of 14 companies […]



Berth nos. 14 and 16 at Deendayal port inaugurated

March 2019

The central government inaugurated cargo berth nos. 14 and 16 at Deendayal port on March 8, 2019. The berths will add a combined capacity of 9 mtpa (4.5 mtpa each) at the port. Developed at […]



Foundation stone laid for JNPT FTWZ

March 2019

The central government has laid the foundation stone for the development of a free trade warehousing zone (FTWZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). The FTWZ is being developed by Hindustan Infralog Private Limited, […]



CERC notifies Tariff Regulations, 2019

March 2019

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has notified the Tariff Regulations, 2019. The regulations will come into force from April 1, 2019 and remain effective for five years up to March 31, 2024. The commission […]



CCEA approves MoP’s proposals for accelerating hydropower development

March 2019

The CCEA has approved the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) proposal to include large hydro projects (above 25 MW) under the aegis of renewable energy. Separate hydropower purchase obligations (HPOs) for large hydro projects (commissioned after […]



Central government flags off Vande Bharat Express

March 2019

The central government flagged off the semi-high speed, self-propelled Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) on February 15, 2019. The commercial run for the train commenced on February 17, 2019. The 16-coach train has been built […]



Central government launches new Humsafar Express

March 2019

The central government launched the new Humsafar Express connecting Madhupur in Jharkhand to Anand Vihar in New Delhi on February 15, 2019. The new train will operate under the Eastern Railway zone. Moreover, the foundation […]



Ministry of Railways announces a new railway zone

March 2019

The Ministry of Railways (MoR) has announced a new railway zone – the South Coast Railway zone – with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters. The new zone will comprise the existing Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal rail […]



Central government approves MoU between India and Norway for undertaking non-intrusive geological surveys and investigations

March 2019

The central government has granted ex-post facto approval to an MoU between India and Norway for undertaking non-intrusive geological surveys and investigations. The MoU entails collaboration between National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited and […]



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 […]



CMWSSB expanding tertairy treatment capacity to recycle wastewater

March 2019

The Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) has proposed the setting up of tertiary treatment plants of 260 million litre per day (mld) capacity in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The project involves construction of […]



Work on Thanjavur Water Supply Distribution Project and Thanjavur Underground Sewerage project commenced

March 2019

The foundation stone for the Thanjavur Water Supply Distribution Project and the Thanjavur Underground Sewerage Project was laid on February 23, 2019. The water supply distribution system for the municipal corporation is being implemented in […]



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