Jayant Sinha makes big claim; says air travel cheaper than auto-rickshaws

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today claimed that air travel in the country was now cheaper than travel by auto-rickshaws on per kilometre basis.

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Malaysian Airports to sell stake in Hyderabad airport operator for Rs 484 crore

Malaysian Airports Holding Berhard will sell its entire 11 per cent stake in GHIAL, which operates the Hyderabad international aerodrome, for Rs 484 crore, according to a regulatory filing.

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GMR buys out Malaysia Airports from Hyderabad airport for Rs 484cr

In an exchange filing today, GMR said it will acquire 4.15 crore shares which converts into 11 per cent in the airport company from Malaysia Airports Holding and its Mauritius subsidiary, subject to a

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Railways rethinking on flexi-fares, says Piyush Goyal

The Ministry of Railways is having a rethink on flexi-fares and bringing in a dynamic pricing system that will help increase occupancy and enhance revenues, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

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Budget 2018: Big infrastructure push by Arun Jaitley, and there’s one clear winner

With a whopping 50% increase from the last Budgetary allocation and a 20% hike from the revised estimate, the infrastructure sector continued to remain one of the thrust areas for the Narendra Modi go

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NHAI invites bids for Rs 1.75 lakh crore highway projects

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited bids for Rs 1.75 lakh crore highway projects till January in the current fiscal, the government said today.

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Government expects winning bidder for Air India by June-end, says Jayant Sinha

The government is expecting to have the winning bidder for national carrier Air India by the end of June and the "legal closing" of the transaction by year-end, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said today.

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Train status: Railways cancels 26 trains due to fog in Delhi, other parts of northern India

At least 26 trains were cancelled, 23 delayed while four were rescheduled due to fog in some parts of northern India, according to Railways. Visibility stood at 600 metres at 8.30 a.m., while the humi

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Budget 2018: Real Estate sector welcome Arun Jaitley’s vision for New India

Union Budget 2018: With a keen eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the much-awaited budget 2018 earlier today in the Lok Sabha. Speaking on the same are the hot-shot of

Every biggie of the real estate sector lauded government's initiative in the affordable housing fund in the National Housing Bank. (Reuters)

Government, CAPA differ over domestic air traffic growth forecast

A day after aviation consultancy firm CAPA pegged domestic air traffic growth between 18% and 20% for FY19, indicating crossing of the 150-million passenger mark, minister of state for civil aviation

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Rail Budget 2018 live update: Rs 1.48 lakh crore capex announced; new world-class trains coming

Railway Budget 2018 live update: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget 2018 speech announced a capital expenditure of Rs 1.48 lakh crore for Indian railways. According to Jaitley most of t

Rail Budget 2018 by FM Jaitley to announce new steps

Gomti Express cancelled till March 17 due to work at Charbagh railway station

The Gomti Express, which runs between Lucknow and New Delhi, has been cancelled till March 17, a railway official said on Wednesday.

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SpiceJet announces 20 new domestic flights from February 11

Budget airline SpiceJet has announced 20 new non-stop domestic flights starting from February 11, aimed at strengthening its network across South India.

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20 GW solar capacity target achieved 4 years ahead; 2022 new goal stepped up by 5 times

hen Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the dream of harnessing solar power in India in Davos at the World Economic Forum, it was not mere rhetoric. Latest data show that India has achieved 20 G

With the new target, India will become one of the largest green energy producers in the world.

Nitin Gadkari-led high powered group set up to look into sharing utility infrastructure

In order to decided on sharing of infrastructure for utilities like water pipes and telecom cables, a high-powered committee was constituted today at a meeting of PM-appointed Group of Infrastructure,

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Delhi weather: Train services disrupted in national capital due to low visibility

As many as 22 trains were cancelled, 32 delayed and two were rescheduled in Delhi, due to operational reasons and low visibility caused by a dip in the temperature.

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Ajay Singh says Spicejet “too small” to snap up Air India

Ajay Singh, the chairman of low-cost carrier Spicejet, has ruled his airline out of the race for the privatisation-bound Air India saying, "we are too small to bid for a large airline like the nationa

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Expedite clearances for Pune airport expansion: Nitin Gadkari to defence, civil aviation officials

Union minister Nitin Gadkari today asked defence and civil aviation officials to expedite necessary clearances for expansion of the Pune airport which is witnessing high traffic volumes.

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Railways nears completion of electrification works between Erode-Tiruchchirappalli section

The electrification works between Erode and Tiruchchirappalli section of the southern railway were nearing completion, the railways said today.

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Indian Railways sends non-gazetted employees for first foreign pleasure trip

Indian Railways' first non-working foreign tour is under way -- not for senior officers but for gangmen, trackmen and other non-gazetted employees.

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NCDRC rejects complaint against Jet Airways, blames passenger for missing his flight

The apex consumer commission has rejected a man's plea seeking compensation from Jet Airways for missing his Delhi-Jaipur flight, saying he has to blame only himself for not being able to board it as

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Train status: Railways cancel 18 trains due to fog in Delhi, other parts of northern India

It was a partly cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the Met Office said.

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Nitin Gadkari holds meeting with Nitish Kumar on road projects in Bihar

Modi had announced a Rs 1.25-lakh crore package for the state in 2015, shortly before Bihar went to assembly polls.

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Smoke from engine forces IndiGo flight to return to airport

The airline added that the passengers were accommodated in a different aircraft, which departed nearly two hours after the incident, at 4.56pm.

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Foreign player keen on buying 49 pc stake in Air India: Official

The expression of interest from a private entity came weeks after the Union Cabinet allowed foreign investments, including from foreign airlines, to up to 49 per cent in Air India.

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Major tragedy averted! Indigo Kolkata-Delhi flight landed back due to second engine failure

This is not the first incident of engine failure of Indigo flight, earlier this month on January 9, a Mumbai to Bengaluru IndiGo flight faced a major technical glitch after takeoff and the pilot was f

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Rs 3400 crore for airports in North East: AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allocated around Rs 3400 crore for the upgradation of airports in the North East region, AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra said today.

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