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Kannur International Airport set to take flight; commercial operations may be launched in June

Taking the cake as far as aviation infrastructure in India is concerned, the small state of Kerala would get its fourth international airport once the Kannur International Airport (KIAL) gets operatio

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Seaplanes can boost tourism in a big way, says Spicejet CEO Ajay Singh

Bullish on the growth prospects for seaplanes in India, leading airline Spicejet's CEO Ajay Singh has said this new mode of transport can boost the country's tourism sector in a big way as they can co

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Pricing mantra key to making in-flight Wi-Fi a hit, says SITA ONAIR

All airlines in India are interested in offering Wi-Fi on board but the pricing has to be right in order to ensure uptake in the country, according to connectivity solutions provider SITA ONAIR.

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Piyush Goyal says let’s not see politics in everything, railway modernisation a must

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who wants to "bring the charm back to train travel", feels there is no alternative to pressing ahead with the modernisation of Indian railways, and politics should not b

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Films, rucksacks, cycles, rods-new railway safety ideas

Films, rucksacks, cycles and even rods are now tools in the hands of railway staffers who are customising everyday materials to churn out devices to save lives on rail tracks.

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Train status: Foggy Sunday morning in Delhi, 18 trains cancelled

It was a cold, foggy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

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Passenger safety, human resources top priority, says Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani today said that the Railways was paying special attention to the development of human resources, even as it gave the highest priority to passenger safety.

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DMRC given task of preparing DPR for Phase II of Hyderabad Metro

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been entrusted with the task of preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Phase II expansion plan of the Hyderabad metro rail project.

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Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 to be delivered February 15-20: says CEO Akbar al-Baker

Airbus will deliver the first ever A350-1000 jet to an airline to Qatar Airways between Feb. 15 and Feb. 20, the carrier's chief executive said on Saturday.

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Railways replaces ‘viklang’ with ‘divyang’ in concession forms

Almost two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested to address persons with disabilities as 'divyang' (divine bodies), the Railways has decided to make changes in this regard in the concessi

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If you build roads, will financing come? Find out

Policy-makers assume financing will follow once roads are built, and facilitate best use of new productive opportunities created by new road connectivity. Yet many rural and agrarian economies suffer

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First touch-screen enquiry system for Indian Railways passengers at Delhi

The Railways today launched a one-of-its-kind touch-screen kiosk as a single-point enquiry station for answering all queries of passengers including about navigation for accessing various facilities a

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AirAsia India flew 4.4 million passengers in 2017

Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India flew 4.44 million passengers during the calendar year 2017, 81 per cent more passengers than during 2016, the company said on Friday.

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KVB Reddy is new MD, CEO of Hyderabad Metro Rail

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) has announced the appointment of KVB Reddy as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

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Mumbai suburban railway a death trap; over 3,000 commuters killed in train accidents in 2017, says report

Although suburban railway is considered the lifeline of Mumbai, it is increasingly becoming a 'death trap' for commuters as over 3,000 people lost their lives in train accidents in the city last year,

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Centre urges North East states to expedite land acquisition for road projects

Concerned over delays in land acquisition for highway projects in the North East, the Centre has sought the intervention of officials in the region for expediting the process, a top official has said.

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Dense fog hits flight operations at Chennai airport

Poor visibility due to heavy fog affected flight operations today at the airport here for about three hours, officials said.

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Train status: Dense fog in Delhi engulfs city on Republic Day; 18 trains cancelled

Dense fog on Friday morning engulfed Delhi and its adjoining areas even as people here braved the morning chill to reach Rajpath to watch the 69th Republic Day celebrations.

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Maharashtra government comes up with helipad policy

A helicopter pilot shall not even start the airconditioning before the VVIP boards the aircraft, the policy says, said a senior official from the Aviation department of GAD.

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Air India takes delivery of Boeing 777 aircraft for VVIP use

Air India today took the delivery of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, which will be one of the two new planes to be used for VVIP purposes.

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SpiceJet plans long-haul flights in two years, says Ajay Singh

Buoyed by robust growth in the Indian aviation market, SpiceJet chief Ajay Singh has said that he aims to make the airline an international level carrier with long-haul flights in the next one or two

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Zojila tunnel: NHIDCL inks MoU with ILFS for Rs 6,808 crore project

NHIDCL and IL&FS transportation signed an MoU for construction of Zojila tunnel at an estimated cost of Rs 6,808.69 crore, the government said today.

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Tender inviting concessionaires for Jewar airport likely in August

A tender inviting concessionaires for an international airport at Jewar is likely to be out in August, according to a senior official of the nodal agency YEIDA.

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Railways to inaugurate India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge Bogibeel in June, says Ashwani Lohani

Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani has said the Bogibeel Bridge, the country's longest rail-cum-road bridge being constructed for 15 years, is set to be inaugurated in June.

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Train running status: Delhi fog disrupts Railway traffic; 17 trains cancelled

It was a foggy Thursday morning in Delhi with dense to moderate fog at different regions, even as the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average --

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UDAN: Government announces 17 successful bidders for second round

The ministry of civil aviation on Wednesday announced 17 successful bidders including largest domestic carrier IndiGo for proposals to connect 78 new airports under the second round of government’s

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Airports Authority of India to partially fund regional connectivity scheme flight

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will partially fund the government's regional connectivity scheme (RCS) and contribute Rs 200 crore from its dividend this fiscal, Civil Aviation Secretary RN Cho

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