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China researching on next generation magnetic-levitation train that can travel at speed of 600 kmph

China is developing new bullet trains with a speed up to 400 kmph besides researching on the next generation magnetic-levitation train with a top speed of 600 kmph, a Chinese official said.

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New FOB at Elphinstone Road, built by Indian Army is now open for Mumbaikars

The three foot-over-bridges (FOBs) at Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivli, built by Indian Army has been opened today for public. The FOB at Elphinstone Road has been built in 117 days. Last yea

Is AirAsia’s business model of cheap fares sustainable?

The biggest reason is infrastructure. Just 16 percent of AirAsia's operating costs in 2016 went on "user charges": airport fees, ground operations and air traffic control.

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Indian Railways launch idea competition, SRIJAN to redevelop over 600 stations

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) launched an idea competition 'SRIJAN' (Station Rejuvenation through Joint Action) to redevelop 635 railway stations. In addition to this

Air India invites bids for iPads to replace defective video screens on some of its planes

Air India has invited bids for 150 iPads to replace defective video screens on some of its planes.

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How to fly the best first-class seats, cheaper than economy

Airline industry experts have been proclaiming the death of first class for years. While some airlines have done away with it altogether, others are doubling down with palatial suite-style seats, lavi

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Good news for women travellers from Indian Railways; here is how ladies stand to benefit

The railways has decided to offer the unitilised berths in trains under the ladies quota first to women passengers on the waiting list and then to senior citizens.

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Historic first for Indian Railways! India gets its maiden all-women non-suburban station

The plan of all women crew was reportedly initiated by NWR's Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) and executed by Divisional Railway Manager and other railway officials.

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Road contract awards: GST slows down pace; here’s how

NHAI was to have awarded 10,000 km but had bid out some 2,697 km till end January. This was lower than the 2,912 km awarded in the April to January period of 2016-17.

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Architect Hafeez Contractor offers to design 19 railway stations for free

Railway minister Goyal is also slated to hold an architects' meet soon to discuss ways to take the project further.

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Safety a big focus for Indian Railways; opts for latest Rs 2,726 crore tech to make tracks safer

The Railways has allocated Rs 7,267 crore in the 2018-19 budget for safety-related works -- including track inspection, repair and maintenance -- a massive jump from Rs 1,933 crore in 2017-18, underli

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213 Indian Railways projects report cost overrun of Rs 1.73 lakh cr

After railways, power sector reported the second highest incidence of overall cost overrun. Of the 126 power projects monitored by the statistics ministry, 43 reported cost overrun of Rs 58,728.23 cro

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South Eastern Railway to install CCTV cameras in ladies’ compartment of EMU Locals trains soon

Two new 12-coach rakes have arrived from Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai, which are fitted with several gadgets including CCTV system in ladies coaches.

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UDAN scheme: PM Modi launches Rs 1000 cr schemes for Daman & Diu; inaugurates flight connecting Ahmedabad to coastal town

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched development schemes worth Rs 1,000 crore for Daman and Diu, and also inaugurated a flight connecting Ahmedabad to coastal town of Diu.

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Summer discount on airfares for early birds

If you are planning a holiday during the summer break in May-June, the time to book your air tickets is now because fares on most routes will come cheaper than what it was last year during the same pe

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This big move to happen as part of Railways’ ambitious station redevelopment programme

Residential complexes will now be allowed around railway stations as part of the Railways' ambitious station redevelopment programme, a top officiaL said.

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Indian Railways takes another step towards women empowerment; deploys all-women TTE crew in Shatabdi Express

Indian Railways takes another step towards women empowerment. The national transporter deployed an all-women TTE crew to cater Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express. The superfast train will travel betwee

Go Air festival offer: Air fares slashed, here are unbeatable flight prices to make your Holi more colourful; all details here

If you still haven't decided your Holi plans and are up for a destination travel to make the most out of the upcoming Holi weekend, budget airline Go Air may have just the right reasons for you to do

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Indian Railways clears route, rushes train before time to save passenger with spinal injury

Recently, Western division of Indian Railways saved an ailing woman passenger from Surat Railway Station. The incident was reported to Western Railways through a tweet in which it was mentioned that t

Piyush Goyal assures simpler railway procurement process

Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday spoke about making procurement process in the Railways simpler and effective.

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Air Pocket: Why Jet Airways’ pilot loss could mean actual losses

Shortage of captains to hit overseas flights it relies on for revenue, profit; OTP too affected

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Air India disinvestment: Government has these 4 options on stake sale under consideration

The government is looking at four options before it for retaining a stake in the disinvestment-bound Air India, and has prepared a draft expression of interest, which was placed before the empowered c

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Railways’ plan to turn CSMT into museum runs into controversy

The Ministry of Railway's plan to convert the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building in south Mumbai, into a museum, has run into a controversy with architects and railway employees rais

Indian Railways gets two new diesel-electric locomotives from GE; project to boost Rail infrastructure

According to GE, the operations of the two diesel-electric locomotives will be tracked in real time, which will lead to better productivity and will also minimize the time duration. GE Transportation,

Have not suggested rethink on complete electrification of railways, says Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy, economist and chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, has said he had not urged the government to rethink its plans for electrification of the railway network and rep

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Airbus engine issue: P&W submits revised solution

Connecticut-based engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W) on Wednesday said it has released a revised configuration as a solution to the issue relating to its PW1100G engine which affected a limited

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