Indian Railways to provide free WiFi on all stations by March 2019; Piyush Goyal expedites project

Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is leaving no stone unturned for its plans to equip all railway stations in the country with free WiFi services, learns In a recently held Railwa

DGCA grounds 11 GoAir, IndiGo A320 Neo aircraft

The civil aviation regulator on Monday ordered private carriers IndiGo and GoAir for an immediate grounding of 11 of their Airbus A320 Neo aircraft fitted with a particular series of Pratt and Whitne

Air India bidders will have to meet minimum net worth criterion

Bidders for national carrier Air India will have to meet a minimum net worth criterion before they can be allowed to put in a formal bid for the airline and gain access to the Air India bid data room,

Suresh Prabhu says, civil aviation ministry to focus on passenger amenities, UDAN scheme

Improving passenger amenities, promoting cargo handling facilities and early operationalisation of 56 new airports under UDAN scheme will be the focus of the civil aviation ministry, said Commerce and

In Varanasi, Modi flags off Manduadih-Patna intercity express train, schedule & time details here

The new Manduadih-Patna Intercity Express train has been provided with many modern facilities including LED based train information system, which will display the upcoming stations to the train passen

Raise coal supply to power plants, Piyush Goyal tells Indian Railways

As power plants face coal shortages, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has asked Railways to increase coal loading to up to 500 rakes per day to meet power demand in summer, official sources said.

Fire in Lengpui Airport in Mizoram, no casualty

A fire broke out in the air traffic control (ATC) tower at the Lengpui Airport in Mizoram, but flight operations would not be affected, a civil aviation official said here.

To spread message of cleanliness, PM Narendra Modi to flag off Swachhagraha Express

To commemorate 100 years of the Champaran Satyagraha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off Swachhagraha Express, an exhibition train, from Motihari in Bihar next month to re-emphasise th

Air India disinvestment plan: Jet Airways, Air France-KLM, Delta consortium to bid for national carrier

A consortium of Jet Airways, Air France-KLM and Delta Airlines understood to have expressed interest in the disinvestment of national carrier Air India, according to sources.

Air India’s Delhi-Tel Aviv flight getting good response, says CMD Pradeep Kharola

The national carrier announced recently that it will introduce thrice-a-week flight from Delhi to Tel Aviv from March 22.

Government owes Air India over 325 crore for VVIP chartered flights

The government owes over Rs 325 crore to cash-strapped Air India with bills pending for VVIP chartered flights to foreign countries, according to an RTI response. The national carrier, which is on the

Air India completes Boeing deal, takes delivery of 23rd Boeing 777

The last B777-300 ER, which can carry almost 300 passengers and bearing registration number VT-ALX, landed at the Indira Gandhi international airport yesterday.

SpiceJet, CFM International Inc sign $12.5 billion engine, service deal

One of India’s fastest-growing airlines has signed a $12.5 billion deal with CFM International Inc. for engines and a 10-year services contract for an incoming fleet of more than 150 Boeing Co. 737

India, France sign two agreements to boost cooperation in Railway

India and France signed two agreements for cooperation in the railways sector with a focus on high speed rail networks.

Acquire land after sanction of works to avoid project delay: Railway panel

A railway panel has suggested that land for the national transporter's projects should be acquired only after sanction of works or before signing of construction contracts, to avoid delays in their co

Each railway division to have advanced simulators to train loco drivers

Train drivers will undergo advanced training on digital crew simulation systems with 3D technology to improve their alertness and enhance safety in train operations.

World-class train sets, coaches coming to Indian Railways with multi-crore ‘Make in India’ deals

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal is looking to give Indian Railways a world-class multi-crore 'Make in India' push! And, this world-class push involves manufacturing state-of-the-art train sets and coac

NHAI looks to build 1,100-km highways in March to meet FY18 target

NHAI will strive to construct 1,100 km of highways this month to achieve its target of building 3,500 km in the ongoing fiscal, its Chairman Deepak Kumar said.

Indian Railways lists 15 passenger-friendly measures it has taken to enhance your rail experience

In Union Budget 2018, which was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, Modi government had announced the highest ever capital expenditure for Indian Railways at Rs 1.48 lakh crore.

SpiceJet operates plane to Sikkim airport on trial basis

Private airline SpiceJet operated a civil fixed-wing aircraft for the first time to Sikkim's Pakyong airport today as a part of a trial run, Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said.

SpiceJet inks $12.5 billion deal with CFM International for engines

Low-cost public carrier SpiceJet on Saturday said it has signed a $12.5 billion deal with CFM International to purchase 'LEAP-1B' engines for 155 units of Boeing '737 MAX' airplanes, along with spare

Indian Railways goes green with 12,000 HP ‘Make in India’ electric locomotive

Indian Railways has got its first 12,000 HP electric locomotive from Alstom as part of a 3.5 billion euros 'Make in India' deal! This new electric locomotive has been manufactured and assembled at Als

Railways ties up with NSDC to train children of trackmen in vocational courses

The Railways has tied up with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train the children of its three lakh gangmen and trackmen in various vocational courses, senior officers have said.

MoCA caps UDAN flights at Mumbai airport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said that no more slots will be awarded to operators offering connectivity between Mumbai and tier II and tier III cities till the airport in Navi Mumbai becomes

Airbus says India will need 1,750 more aeroplanes worth $255 bn by 2036

India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, says Airbus’ latest India forecast.

Grounded Air Costa’s 50-aircraft order still valid, says Embraer

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said the 50-aircraft order, worth about $2.94 billion, placed by the grounded airlines Air Costa, is ‘still in its books’, and it is hopeful the airline wil

Over 1,800 bridges in Gujarat to get stronger crash barriers

The Gujarat government has decided to install stronger 'W' type crash barriers along bridges on rivers and other water bodies to ensure that vehicles don't plunge off them in case of accidents.

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