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Great news for foreigners flying into India! Delhi IGI Airport reduces immigration time with new e-visa desks

In order to cater to the increasing number of foreigners flying in for tourism, business purposes or on medical grounds, at least 14 new dedicated e-visa counters are being set up at the arrival terminal of the capital city's


Modi government’s Smart Cities Mission: Shillong selected as 100th smart city for big infrastructure boost

Recently, an official release stated that so far, 99 smart cities had been identified in four rounds of competition and with this, selection of 100 cities has been completed under the government's Smart Cities Mission.

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Fare hike impact? Daily ridership of Delhi Metro drops up to 5 lakh as compared to last year

As per the assessment of data obtained through an RTI application, as compared to last year, the months of March, April and May saw a 17 per cent dip in daily metro ridership.

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Rohtang tunnel to open by 2020! This all-weather big infrastructure road project is special for these reasons

The much-talked about Rohtang tunnel, which is being constructed at 3,000 metres above the sea level will provide all-season connectivity to Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh. It will be one of the country's longest road tunn

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Soon, book your Indian Railways train tickets with IRCTC payment aggregator – iPay

Soon, passengers or users while booking their train tickets through the official website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) or IRCTC's Rail Connect app, won't need any third party vendor's bank digital


Delhi-Rajasthan new high-speed rail link being planned! Here’s all you need to know

The Haryana government has approved the much talked about high-speed rail link between Delhi and Rajasthan. The high-speed rail link between Delhi and Rajasthan will pass through Gurugram in Haryana.

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Delhi Metro new lines open but demand for coaches reduced from 582 to 164! Here’s why

The original proposal to buy 582 coaches was submitted to the Delhi government by Delhi Metro on January 11, 2017. With the commencement of Magenta Line and a section of the Pink Line, more commuters started using the metro.

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Great initiative! Bangalore International Airport to run completely on solar power by 2020

In an attempt to go green, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) is aiming to run the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) completely on solar power by 2020!


Indian Railways comes up with unique idea! Free food and water on Sundays for passengers if train is delayed during meal times

Piyush Goyal announced that on Sundays, Indian Railways will undertake major maintenance works across all its zones. However, in case a train gets delayed during meal times, then free food, as well as water, will be provided


Delhi’s IGI Airport to implement new automated tray return system to reduce time taken for security check

Soon, passengers travelling from New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport will not have to wait longer for the security check as a new automated tray return system is likely to be implemented by the end of this

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Enjoy your summer break in Ooty and Coonoor with IRCTC’s Nilgiri Mountain Railway package

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which is the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways is offering a package called 'Natural Nilgiris with Fascinating Nilgiri Mountain Railway two days Ex Me


Huge demand for data! Indian Railways free WiFi usage surges across 370 stations

RailTel, a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Railway Ministry and the only consistently profitable as well as dividend-paying Telecom CPSU under the government of India, aims to provide free high-speed WiFi service to railway station


Delhi-Meerut in 60 minutes! Modi government moves on big rapid rail infra project even as AAP govt delays

The Housing and Urban Affairs ministry it appears has sent the Rs 31,600 crore Delhi-Meerut rapid rail project to the finance ministry for appraisal, hinting that it won't wait for Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal government's nod for

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Several Indian Railways projects launched in Telangana – passenger amenities, solar power plant and more

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has today launched various developmental works for the improvement of the state's railway sector. Additionally, a host of passenger-friendly facilities as well as railway services have been dedic


India’s infrastructure set for big boost! Over 300 highway projects to be completed by March 2019

Earlier this week, a two-day review meeting was conducted in Goa, where Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who heads the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, reviewed the ongoing highways projects across 20 states.


Say goodbye to free rides on Eastern Peripheral Expressway! Toll tax collection begins from June 15

Recently, the KGP Expressway/Eastern Peripheral Expressway was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 27. However, until now, no toll tax was levied on vehicles, passing through the KGP Expressway.


Mandovi bridge: 100% ‘Make in India’ project to be inaugurated soon; big relief for Goa-Mumbai commuters

According to the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who heads the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the third cable-stayed bridge over river Mandovi is being developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Make in


42 days traffic block alert! These Indian Railways trains have been temporarily cancelled

In order to strengthen the infrastructure, a washable apron is being constructed on the platform number 8 at Varanasi railway station. Because of the ongoing construction work, certain trains have been cancelled due to 42 day

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Delhi Metro Phase 4: Modi government may go alone with big infrastructure project as AAP govt delays

In a first, the Central government, alone is likely to go ahead with Delhi Metro's phase 4 project as the proposal has been pending with Delhi's AAP government for over two years.

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First-of-its-kind step! ‘Mystery shoppers’ to keep check on quality of services by Indian Railways

Soon, Indian Railways services will be tracked by “mystery shoppers”, who will pose as regular train passengers in order to secretly check the standards of services being provided by the national transporter, including fo

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Watch what you eat on Indian Railways trains! Soon, live-streaming of IRCTC kitchens for passengers

Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is planning to take an unusual step of live-streaming food preparation at IRCTC kitchens! Now, before you order food on trains, or opt for pre-booked meals, don't forget to check the IRCTC web

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Passengers take note! Indian Railways launches new ‘Rail MADAD’ for real-time complaint redressal; 5 facts

The 'Rail MADAD' app allows passengers to register complaints through mobile phone or web. Under this feature, all the complaints received from multiple modes will be integrated through RPGRAMS on a single platform.

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‘Waterproof’ engine: This monsoon, Mumbai local trains will be able to run even in 12 inches of water!

Generally, a locomotive engine stops with only four inches of water, forcing the train to stay until the water on the railway tracks recedes. However, the "waterproof" locomotive engine can be operated even in 12 inches of wa

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Tamil Nadu’s 1st Antyodaya Express: 5 facts about Tambaram-Tirunelveli train for unreserved passengers

Recently, the Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagged off an Antyodaya Express train service for unreserved passengers, which will ply on the Tambaram-Tirunelveli route in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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‘Menu on Rail’: No more overcharging on trains, stations! IRCTC launches new app for passengers; 10 cool facts

Great news for Indian Railways passengers! Next time you order food on a train, make sure you check IRCTC's newly launched 'Menu on Rail' app to ensure you are not being overcharged! This new 'Menu on Rail' app, launched toda

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PM Modi’s DigiYatra scheme: Varanasi airport to become first with facial recognition security system

The automated smart facial recognition system has been developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s DigiYatra scheme. Interestingly, under the programme, to avail this facility two other airports other than Varanasi airpo

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Why Indian Railways is preserving some 19th Century narrow gauge lines in Gujarat

In India, the narrow gauge lines are 2 feet, 6 inches apart and on the other hand the broad gauge lines are 5 ft, 6 inches apart. So, engines, coaches, machinery and maintenance apparatus that are required for the narrow gaug

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