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March 25, 2019, Monday

Your Morning Newsletter In Energy And Infrastructure From Across The Media Space  

No more blackouts from April 1, vows power minister

No more blackouts from April 1, vows power minister

Consumers will get uninterrupted power supply from April 1 and building blocks for this are all in place, according to power minister RK Singh. From this ‘zero date’, state distribution companies (discoms) cannot resort to wilful blackouts to avoid buying power.

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Power Grid Corporation of India commissions transmission project Vindhyachal-V

Power Grid Corporation of India commissions transmission project Vindhyachal-V

Power Grid Corporation of India announced that POWERGRID Jabalpur Transmission, a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Power Grid Corporation of India, secured though Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB), has successfully commissioned the Project viz.

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India floats first tender to build 7.5-Gw solar power projects in Kashmir

India floats first tender to build 7.5-Gw solar power projects in Kashmir

India issued a tender on Tuesday to build 7.5-gigawatt of solar power projects in the insurgency-hit state of Jammu and Kashmir, state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India said on its website.

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Centre steps in to broker peace between Gujarat, wind power projects developers

Centre steps in to broker peace between Gujarat, wind power projects developers

The Centre has stepped in to resolve the dispute between wind power project developers and the Gujarat State government over land allocation.

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Energy Efficiency Services inks first long-term rupee loan of Rs 500 cr

Energy Efficiency Services inks first long-term rupee loan of Rs 500 cr

State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has raised its first long-term rupee loan of Rs 500 crore, the undertaking announced on Tuesday. The government owned Punjab National Bank (PNB)-issued loan will be utilised to fund EES

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Vidhan sabha turns green with solar plant

Vidhan sabha turns green with solar plant

The Delhi Vidhan Sabha complex in north Delhi’s Civil Lines turned green on Monday with the installation of a 100kw solar power plant.

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NCLT allows govt to open IL&FS group companies' past financial statements

NCLT allows govt to open IL&FS group companies' past financial statements

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Mumbai today allowed the government's plea for re-opening and re-casting of financial accounts of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS),

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Fuel prices remain constant after cut for several days

Fuel prices remain constant after cut for several days

The prices of petrol and diesel remained constant on Wednesday, after several days of price cut. The price of petrol in the national capital was constant at Rs 68.65 per litre and that in Mumbai was Rs 74.30 per litre, according to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) data.

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Price, not distance, will be the key for crude oil purchases from US

Price, not distance, will be the key for crude oil purchases from US

Crude oil imported from America is not cheap and a charter from the US takes 40-45 days to arrive in India as opposed to the 5-10 days from the Gulf. Yet, there is a push to buy US crude oil as it is expected to bring down the trade imbalance between Washington and New Delhi.

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Iran to Double Down on Investment in Oil's Growth Engine India

Iran to Double Down on Investment in Oil's Growth Engine India

Iran will invest about 15 billion rupees to expand a refinery run by Chennai Petroleum Corp. in south India, the company’s managing director said, amid U.S. sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation that have severely hit its oil exports.

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Adani Gas Limited revises CNG, PNG price

Adani Gas Limited revises CNG, PNG price

Adani Gas Limited (AGL) has revised the prices of compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped natural gas (PNG) for residential and industrial consumers from January 1, 2018. While the city gas distribution company has raised CNG

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India exempts rupee payments for Iran oil from hefty taxes - government order

India exempts rupee payments for Iran oil from hefty taxes - government order

India's finance ministry has exempted rupee payments made to the National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) for crude oil imports from a steep withholding tax, according to a government order reviewed by Reuters.

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There is juice in it: Sugarcane-based ethanol can help India's energy needs

There is juice in it: Sugarcane-based ethanol can help India's energy needs

Since the 1973-74 oil crisis triggered by the Yom Kippur war when an Arab oil embargo was targeted at countries supporting Israel, there is always a trade-off between the fossil fuel and ethanol, an environment friendly biofuel,

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Indo-Nepal railway project likely to be completed by February

Indo-Nepal railway project likely to be completed by February

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to dedicate the new Indo-Nepal railway line being laid between Jaynagar (India) and Bardibas (Nepal) soon. Officials in Indian Railways claimed the project is intended to be completed by

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Railway TTEs likely to get facilities denied 87 years ago

Railway TTEs likely to get facilities denied 87 years ago

Announcing its speedy recovery from the ‘colonial hangover’, the Railway Ministry formed a three-member committee with a mandate to decide on revoking the 87-year-old decision of the British (that of booting out ticket checkers

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Stinking bio-toilets in trains: Railways told to take corrective steps

Stinking bio-toilets in trains: Railways told to take corrective steps

The Railway Convention Committee (RCC), in its latest report on December 31, has in particular sought a foolproof mechanism for the effective use and management of the bacteria meant to be used in the bio-toilets that are replacing earlier "hole-in-the-floor

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Bengaluru: Normalcy Restored In Namma Metro’s Purple Line, MG Road-Indiranagar Services Resume From 1 January

Bengaluru: Normalcy Restored In Namma Metro’s Purple Line, MG Road-Indiranagar Services Resume From 1 January

The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced that services for the whole of Purple Line resumed from Tuesday (1 January), the Times of India reported.

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SCR launches Rail Sathi App to assist passengers

SCR launches Rail Sathi App to assist passengers

The Vijayawada division of South Central Railway (SCR) has unveiled Rail Sathi mobile Application aimed at providing end-to-end train travel assistance to passengers.

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Safety will be Railways top priority: new Railway Board chief

Safety will be Railways top priority: new Railway Board chief

Indian Railways will continue to lay stress on developmental works and improving passenger amenities and safety, newly appointed Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said Tuesday.

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Era Infra lenders may seek investors to fund litigation

Era Infra lenders may seek investors to fund litigation

Some lenders to bankrupt Era Infra Engineering are exploring a resolution plan that will allow them to restructure the company’s assets and claims under arbitration into separate entities that can be monetized systematically

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