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Approval of Expressways Under NHDP VI

NEW DELHI: The Government has approved a plan for constructing one thousand kilometres of Expressways under NHDP Phase-VI. These include sections of high density corridors of Vadodara-Mumbai (400 km), Delhi-Meerut (66 km), Bangalore-Chennai (334 km), Delhi –Jaipur (261Km ), Delhi-Chandigarh (24

Posted Date :  08-08-17

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Major push to Highways Sector in the country under Bharatmala

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is all set to construct a total of 24,800 km of National Highways under the proposed Phase-I of Bharatmala Pariyojana. The Public Investment Board has already cleared the proposal for Bharatmala Pariyojana and CCEA proposal for the same is un

Posted Date :  03-08-17

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Chairman NHAI meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Shri Yudhvir Singh Malik, Chairman National Highways Authority of India, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here recently.   Malik briefed the Governor about the to-date status of both the on-going as well as the proposed road and highway projects in Jammu and Kash

Posted Date :  21-06-17

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Not averse to any probe in land acquisition matters: NHAI

NEW DELHI:The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu and the Chief Minister of Delhi,Shri Arvind Kejriwal jointly flagging off the Delhi Metro Heritage line from ITO to Kashmere Gate,in New Delhi on May 28, 2

Posted Date :  29-05-17

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Greater Noida Metro

Noida: The Union government will partially fund the Noida-Greater Noida metro rail corridor being built on the outskirts of the national capital at a cost Rs 5,500 crore. The Cabinet on Wednesday formally approved the project, being implemented by the Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRC),

Posted Date :  25-05-17

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Govt declares 57000 km state roads as new NH

The decision is learnt to be taken to enhance Road safety, reduce congestion, improve connectivity and conditions, the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, P Radhakrishnan, told Lok Sabha on Thursday in a written reply. 

Posted Date :  27-03-17

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India targets national LNG auto fuel norms in fiscal year 2017-18

New Delhi . The Indian government has in-principle cleared the decks for LNG to be used as an auto fuel, with draft norms for its application in road vehicles to be ready in the new fiscal year from April, officials told S&P Global Platts on Monday.    As the industry awaits detailed gu

Posted Date :  22-03-17

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NHAI to set up warehousing zones to reduce logistics cost

NEW DELHI. In a bid to ease transportation and reduce logistics cost of companies by about half, the Central government is firming up a proposal to set up warehousing zones, along with a private partner, on the outskirts of major cities. Road ministry and the National Highways Authority of India

Posted Date :  08-02-17

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Iffco Chowk poses major challenges to NHAIs flyover project

New delhi . The construction of flyovers and underpass at Iffco Chowk, which is part of the ongoing ambitious NHAI project to ease congestion along the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and lighten the load at major bottlenecks, could be fraught with challenges, as it is a complex intersection where vehic

Posted Date :  06-02-17

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Air India to lease out around 25000 sq feet space in Kolkata

KOLKATA .Air India has now started the process to lease out around 25,500 square feet space at the Kolkata office complex. The airline, which turned operationally profitable for the first time in a decade in 2015-16 fiscal, is pursuing ways to revive its financial fortunes amid stiff competition.

Posted Date :  06-02-17

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Gadkari announces Rs 1000 cr addl CRF funds for J and K

JAMMU, Feb 3: Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari today announced series of developmental projects for Jammu and Kashmir including additional Rs 1000 crores under Central Road Fund (CRF) and approved construction of two vital tunnels on Mughal Road and Kishtwar-Anantnag roads which

Posted Date :  04-02-17

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Centre appoints monitors to push stuck highway projects

NEW DELHI: After receiving several complaints of inferior quality work in construction of national highways, the Centre has now decided to appoint senior engineers as national level project monitors for identification of bottlenecks in the ongoing highway projects and suggest measures for their t

Posted Date :  01-02-17

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Delhi airport joins 50 million passengers club

NEW DELHI .Delhi airport handled nearly 56 million passengers last year, joining the ranks of some of its busiest global peers such as Bangkok, Singapore and John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. All these airports have about 50 million passengers passing through annually. For Indira

Posted Date :  30-01-17

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New Brahmaputra Bridge Dedicated to the Nation

Guwahati. The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari dedicating the New Brahmaputra Bridge to the Nation, at Guwahati on January 29, 2017. The Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal is also seen.

Posted Date :  30-01-17

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NHAI eyes LPG bottling plant to expand highway

Hazaribag. The LPG bottling plant set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on the direction of former Union finance minister and Hazaribag MP Yashwant Sinha at Chano under Baheri panchayat of Hazaribag Sadar block now faces a major hurdle.    The National Highway

Posted Date :  25-01-17

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Conflict of interest stalls Rs 1200 crore NHAI project

NEW DELHI. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has disqualified infrastructure major IL&FS for a Rs 1,200 crore highway project in Gujarat this month citing "potential conflict of interest".    The company has retired IAS officer R C Sinha as a nonexecutive

Posted Date :  24-01-17

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Air India removes 57 over weight crew members from flying duty

NEW DELHI. Cracking the whip on its over-weight cabin staff, the Indian government-owned Air India has temporarily taken off 57 crew members from flying and put them on ground duty.    These cabin crew members, including air hostesses, have been told to "shape up" with

Posted Date :  23-01-17

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Air India to hike salaries of permanent employees

NEW DELHI .For the first time in nearly five years, national carrier Air India will give a 2 per cent salary hike to its permanent employees. The airline has decided to increase the salaries after turning operationally profitable in the last financial year. Aided by lower fuel costs and rise in p

Posted Date :  21-01-17

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Patna airport building extension work kicks off

PATNA: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has begun groundwork for the extension of Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport (JPNI)'s terminal building following the Bihar government's conditional approval for transfer of land for the same.    Patna airport director

Posted Date :  21-01-17

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Airlines that do not add 20 aircraft quickly will get late

NEW DELHI . After India announced its National Civil Aviation Policy, civil aviation secretary R. N. Choubey spoke to Somesh Jha of The Hindu about the rationale behind easing international norms for airlines, plans to connect small airports and opening up skies in a calibrated manner.The Hindu

Posted Date :  19-01-17

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Eyeing 5000 to 5200 km of projects by the end of fiscal NHAI

NEW DELHI . National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to award 10-15 percent more projects this year compared to FY16, said Yudhvir Singh Malik, Chairman of NHAI. Speaking to CNBC-TV18 Malik said they look to award closer to 5,000-5,200 kilometres of projects by the end of the fiscal year

Posted Date :  17-01-17

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Air India to double fleet by leasing 100 planes

NEW DELHI: The government has decided that Air India will almost double its fleet by adding over 100 aircraft, but without burdening the exchequer with a mammoth debt burden like last time. The airline will grow by leasing aircraft instead of purchasing them — the model adopted by Congress-

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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Talks with GAIL to connect Patna with CNG network

BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), which recently bagged National e-Governance Gold Award from department of administrative reforms and public grievances and ministry of electronics and information technology during the national conference on e-governance, has in a

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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44 airports have potential for operations under UDAN Report

AMARAVATI (AP): About 44 airports across the country have "high potential" for operations under the ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, UDAN, according to a report brought out by apex industry body FICCI has said.    "Based on the geog

Posted Date :  16-01-17

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HC issues contempt notice against NHAI chairman

Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court consisting of Justice BR Gavai and Justice SB Shukre on Wednesday issued contempt notice to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) chairman and its regional officer for not obeying its order on completion of NH7 towards Pandharkawda side. 

Posted Date :  14-01-17

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Gannavaram airport named after Amaravati

Vijayawada. The Gannavaram airport near here will from now on be known as Amaravati airport, as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh (Amaravati) is coming up in Guntur district, according to Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapati Raju.    He was speaking at the airport after the

Posted Date :  13-01-17

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Govt to spend USD10 bn to develop airport infrastructure

Vijayawada . A sum of USD 10 billion would be spent in next five years to develop airport infrastructure in India so that the country could become the world’s third largest aviation market in seven years, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey has said.    As many as 400 unu

Posted Date :  13-01-17

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In a first Air India to reserve seats for women passengers

New Delhi . With an intention to ensure the safety of woman passengers, national carrier Air India will reserve two rows or six seats for female commuters.    Air India will soon provide the facility to woman passengers travelling alone without any extra charges, a report publis

Posted Date :  13-01-17

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New terminal building of Vijayawada Airport open for public

NEW DELHI . The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati along with the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independe

Posted Date :  13-01-17

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Govt NHAI to meet over stalled Maduravoyal highway

CHENNAI, A team of technical experts from the Tamil Nadu government, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and the Chennai Port Trust — will study issues related to re-alignment and changes, if any, on the stalled ?1,815-crore elevated road project from Chennai port to Maduravoya

Posted Date :  12-01-17

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We have legacy issues which affects punctuality Air India CMD

NEW DELHI.Days after a FlightStats report ranked Air India is the world’s third worst airlines, the state-owned carrier’s chairman and managing director Ashwini Lohani said that he is committed towards improving the airlines’ punctuality.    Lohani added Air In

Posted Date :  12-01-17

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Shri Nitin Gadkari launching the M Parivahan Mobile Apps

New Delhi. The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari launching the M-Parivahan & E-Challan Mobile Apps, at the 17th meeting of the National Road Security Council, in New Delhi on January 10, 2017.    The Minister of PWD and Transpo

Posted Date :  11-01-17

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Govt owes Air India Rs 750 cr for flying high and mighty

New Delhi. Air India, often at the receiving end of criticism for its sloppy performance, is yet to be paid Rs 750 crore by the government for flying Very Very Important Persons and defence services. The state-owned airline, which has steadily lost its once dominant market position to private com

Posted Date :  09-01-17

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Goa Airport to get 3 new aerobridges project to cost Rs 12cr

PANAJI: Passengers landing in Goa during the monsoons no longer need to worry about getting wet in the rain, with Goa International Airport, Dabolim all set to get three new aerobridges for the new domestic and international terminal. Airports Authority of India has started preliminary work for t

Posted Date :  09-01-17

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NHAI may not meet award and execution target for FY17 Icra

NEW DELHI . National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is likely to miss the target for awarding and execution of road projects by a "wide margin", going by the progress so far, domestic rating agency Icra said today.    "Although the pace of execution increased

Posted Date :  07-01-17

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After Rajdhani fares Air India offers enhanced baggage

NEW DELHI . At present, Air India allows 25kg in economy class and 35kg in business class of free check-in baggage on its flights, which has now been increased to 40 kg and 50 kg, respectively, on Boeing 747 Delhi- Mumbai service, the airline said in the release.    The revised

Posted Date :  07-01-17

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Buildings above 150 metres in Amaravati need AAI nod

VIJAYAWADA . AP-Capital Region Development Authority (AP-CRDA) Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar stated in a press release that constructions exceeding 150 metres (equals 40 floors) above the Mean Sea Level (MSL) in Amaravati require the permission of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). 

Posted Date :  06-01-17

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Air India operational losses down 70 per cent in 9 months

NEW DELHI .Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani is a man of rare candour, hardly seen among PSU chiefs. He doesn't shy away from talking of Air India's problems, to the extent of calling it a sick company whose operational profits in FY16, after many years,: Air India has continued to improv

Posted Date :  06-01-17

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Air India order for 111 jets under Supreme Court scanner

NEW DELHI . The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the CBI to investigate all the alleged irregularities in the procurement of 111 advanced aircraft by Air India for Rs 67,000 crore between 2004 and 2008, when Praful Patel was the civil aviation minister.    A bench led by Chief Ju

Posted Date :  06-01-17

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Madhya Pradesh govt demands air cargo facility at Indore

BhopalMadhya Pradesh government today said it had demanded an air cargo facility at Indore to facilitate exports from the state.    "Indore is the commercial capital of the state. Today, at the meeting of Council for Trade Promotion and Development in Delhi, I urged the Cen

Posted Date :  06-01-17

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ACB arrests 2 NHAI officials while taking bribe

MANGALURU: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a special land acquisition officer of NHAI and a revenue inspector on Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 and Rs 5,000 for clearing a cheque, at NHAI office. Timesofindia

Posted Date :  05-01-17

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Too late tag on Lohegaon new terminal

PUNE: Experts feel the decision to come up with a new terminal at Lohegaon airport has come too late. Aviation expert and analyst Dhairyashil Vandekar told TOI on Monday that the decision should have been taken much earlier. "Mid-last year, defence minister Manohar Parrikar stated that the a

Posted Date :  04-01-17

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Air India to add 35 new planes this year says Lohani

New Delhi (PTI) Air India plans to add 35 new planes this year as the airline prepares for "consolidation and expansion" by flying to more number of international as well as domestic routes, its chief Ashwani Lohani has said.    Emphasising that the "battle has ju

Posted Date :  03-01-17

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PMO seeks detailed performance report of AI prior to Budget

NEW DELHI. With the NDA Government set to present its third Budget next month, the Prime Minister’s Office has sought a detailed performance report from flag carrier Air India, which is surviving on a Rs 30,000 crore bailout package from the exchequer. Top Air India management is expected t

Posted Date :  03-01-17

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Delhi airport breaks own record, handles 82 flights in an hour

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) broke its own record of highest flight movements in one hour when it handled 82 flights in 60 minutes on November 16.    The Air Traffic Controller (ATC) handled 40 landings and 42 take-offs between 11 am and noon on that

Posted Date :  02-01-17

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Sagarmala Development Company opens office at New Delhi

NEW DELHI.The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the Sagarmala Development Company’s office premises, in New Delhi on December 26, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Shri Rajive Kumar is also seen

Posted Date :  27-12-16

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Road projects may lose pace

New delhi . While the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will soon start disbursing funds locked up in arbitration to builders, it could take a couple of quarters before bidding for road projects picks up pace. Of the R2,500 crore worth of claims put in by developers, the first tranche o

Posted Date :  26-12-16

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Divine help rescues NHAI from cash crisis at toll plazas

NEW DELHI: Donations in small currency notes by devotees in some of the big temples, which NHAI officials termed as "divine help", came to the rescue of the highway authority to meet the high demand for loose change by toll operators during the first week of December.   

Posted Date :  26-12-16

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Surat airport ranks third in customer satisfaction survey

Surat: The Surat airport has been ranked third in the national customer satisfaction survey (CSS) in western region, carried out by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The survey was conducted for 52 airports across the country. Chandigarh airport and Raipur airport topped the list. 

Posted Date :  20-12-16

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Paytm partners with NHAI for digital payments at toll plazas

MUMBAI, Digital payments platform Paytm has announced partnership with major NHAI toll concessionaries like Reliance Infra, Sadhbav, IRB, MEP, L&T and GMR to enable cashless payments at all state, national and city toll plazas.    With the partnership, commuters across the c

Posted Date :  15-12-16

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Implementation of ILS CAT-III B at Jaipur and Lucknow Airports

New Delhi.Airports Authority of  India (AAI) has implemented Instrument Landing System (ILS) – Category-III B at its Jaipur and Lucknow Airports. The implementation of above system at these airports has made them equal to IGI Airport, Delhi in terms of standards of landing facilit

Posted Date :  12-12-16

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New Civil Air Terminal at Bathinda Airport dedicated to the nation

Bathinda,. New Civil Air Terminal at Bathinda Airport dedicated to the nation and launch of first Alliance Air flight for Delhi-Bathinda-Delhi Sector by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister of Civil Aviation.in the presence of Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing I

Posted Date :  12-12-16

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Rs 200crore plan for airport revamp

BHUBANESWAR: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will invest Rs 200 cr to make the Biju Patnaik International Airport here commercially viable by 2019."The money will be used for making a parallel taxiway, expanding the runway and constructing a new air traffic control tower. Besides, ther

Posted Date :  10-11-16

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Toilet Facilities at all 370 Toll Plazas on National Highways

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is working on a project to provide toilet facilities with proper water and light at all 370 toll plazas located on National Highways within the next three months under Swatch Bharat Mission.    The Minister of Road Transport and High

Posted Date :  05-11-16

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Union Minister Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal dedicates the road

  Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal visited Rajasthan Barsingsar Project of NLC India Limited, Bikaner, on NOvember 3 , 2016. The Minister was accompanied by Dr. Sarat Kumar Acharya, CMD and Directors of NLC India Ltd.   

Posted Date :  05-11-16

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