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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build airport express system for Chicago

Chicago has selected Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, to build a high-speed underground transportation system connecting the city's main international airport and downtown area.

Railways’ goods sheds may become privately-managed freight terminals

Goods sheds of Indian Railways (IR), many of which are in a dilapidated and abandoned condition, may soon become revenue churners for the transporter.

Nitin Gadkari to deliberate on highway project funding with bank chiefs

To streamline the availability of capital in the highways sector, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari will meet bank chiefs later this month.

Mumbai monorail operator Scomi Engineering may get termination letter from MMRDA

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to issue a termination letter to Scomi Engineering, the supplier and operator of Mumbai's monorail coaches.

Chennai-Salem Greenfield highway will be a “game changer”:CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry, Tamil Nadu, has termed the proposed Chennai-Salem Greenfield Highway as a "game changer" which would enhance economic growth of the central districts in the state

PM Narendra Modi flags off flight service from Jagdalpur airport; puts Bastar on aviation map

Bastar, battling Maoist insurgency for long, today became the latest addition to the country's aviation map with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first flight from Jagdalpur to Raipur.

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280 highway projects to be completed before Lok Sabha elections, says Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday announced that he had expedited 280 national highway projects which would now be completed before the Lok Sabha elections next year.

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AAI to spend Rs 2476 cr on Chennai Airport expansion; gets ‘green nod’

An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment, has accorded environmental clearance for the Rs 2476 crore Chennai Airport expansion programme by Airports Authority of India (AA

Booking a railway ticket? Old website gone as IRCTC switches to new e-ticketing site; what you should know

Indian Railways passengers take note! IRCTC's revamped next-generation e-ticketing website has gone live completely, with the national transporter doing away with the old irctc.co.in website. Now, whe

IRCTC new next-generation e-ticketing website goes live

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

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JetPrivilege to stop members’ miles from expiring

JetPrivilege, the frequent flyer programme of Jet Airways, on Wednesday announced it will stop "expiring of miles" of its members, effective from June 30.

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UTS on Mobile: This new Indian Railways app helps passengers book, cancel unreserved tickets

The Railways has now introduced a mobile application which enables booking and cancellation of unreserved tickets among a host of other facilities.

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Western Railways urges passengers to opt for Rajkot-Mumbai Duronto train

"It has been observed that many berths are available in Duronto while tickets are not available in two other trains-Saurashtra Janta and Saurashtra Mail", he said.

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Common man’s train travel gets big facelift! Indian Railways to upgrade Superfast, Mail Express trains

Common man's train travel set for a big facelift! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is in the process of executing the ambitious Project Utkrisht that aims to upgrade as many as 140 rakes of Superfast

Indian Railways to upgrade Superfast, Mail Express trains

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 forg

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Heart-warming! Artwork by Indian Railways peon selected as cover of rail ministry’s booklet of achievements

Shyam Sundar (35), working as a peon with the East Coast Railway headquarters in Bhubaneswar, was first spotted by a Delhi-based ministry official when he won top honours at an inter-railway painting

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Disinvestment route: Losing Rs 15 crore/day, government may exit Air India altogether

Potential buyers were not comfortable entering into a partnership with government.

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Obstructions on flying path at Delhi airport; DIAL to conduct ‘check’ survey

Two years after it carried out a survey to identify structures obstructing the flight path, the operator of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here is set to conduct a fresh "check" survey

Delhi IGI Airport: 40 crucial obstacles to flight operations removed

Forty critical obstacles out of 365 on the approach and departure path for planes at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were removed.

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Big move! Indian Railways sets target to shed more than 11,000 redundant posts across the network

The Railway Board has set a target of shedding more than 11,000 redundant posts in different zones of the railways in the financial year 2018-2019, a letter by the board to all general managers stated

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Wow! Modi government planning Mumbai-Bali cruise route via Kochin, Andaman; details here

Modi government is working on a cruise route from Mumbai to Bali in Indonesia, via Kochin and the Andaman and Nicobar islands, to boost cruise tourism.

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Budget carrier IndiGo to start new service between these cities

From August 1, the airline will kick off a new daily service between Kolkata and Dhaka, departing at 4.40 pm and arriving there at 6.10 pm (local time).

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Projects worth Rs 1.85 lakh cr awarded under Sagarmala by March 2018

Projects worth Rs 1.85 lakh crore have been awarded under the ambitious port-led development programme Sagarmala by March 2018, the government said today.

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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 s

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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 operate

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Bullet train: How mango and sapota farmers may delay PM Modi’s pet railway project

Protests, backed by local politicians, have flared up in recent months against attempts to secure sections of a 108-km (67-mile) stretch, which is around one-fifth of the entire bullet train corridor

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