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Just clocking profits is not our prime motto, our main aim is to go on providing reliable, affordable and quality power to consumers, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC.

Just clocking profits is not our prime motto, our main aim is to go on providing reliable, affordable and quality power to consumers, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC.

Mr Gurdeep Singh leads India’s largest power generation company, NTPC Ltd as its chairman and managing director. Just few days back, NTPC achieved a significant benchmark of becoming a 50,000 mega watt company. In an exclusive interview (his first after the landmark achievement of NTPC becoming a 50,000 mw plus company) to the Founder and Editor of EnergyInfraPost.com, Anupama Airy, Mr Singh spoke in detail about the company’s achievements so far and the plans ahead.

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Source: Energyinfrapost.com

(This Is Not All That The Dynamic CMD of NTPC Had To Share. Watch Out For More Stories During The Day Based On His Interaction With EnergyInfraPost.com)

POWER/COAL/MINES/RE

NTPC Steps Into Wind Arena

NTPC Steps Into Wind Arena

NTPC, the largest power company in the country commissioned its First wind turbine of 2 MW at Rojmal Wind Power Project (50 MW) in Gujarat on 3.4.2017

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Source: Energyinfrapost.com

NMDC iron ore production up 20% at 34 million tonnes

NMDC iron ore production up 20% at 34 million tonnes

Sale and production of iron ore by NMDC Limited has gone up by 23 per cent and 20 per cent respectively in the year ending March 31, 2017

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Source: Business-Standard.com

BHEL commissions NTPC's new 500 MW unit in UP

BHEL commissions NTPC's new 500 MW unit in UP

State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) on Monday said it has commissioned NTPC's new 500 MW unit in Uttar Pradesh

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Source: Business-Standard.com

GMR Energy makes pact with TNB Remaco for maintenance JV

GMR Energy makes pact with TNB Remaco for maintenance JV

GMR Energy on Monday signed an agreement with Malaysia's TNB Repair and Maintenance Sdn Bhd (TNB Remaco) for setting up an operations and maintenance (O&M) joint venture

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Source: Business-Standard.com

Vedanta's bauxite mine expansion plan gets mixed response from locals

Vedanta's bauxite mine expansion plan gets mixed response from locals

The public hearing held for getting consent from local community for the expansion of bauxite mine of Vedanta-controlled Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) evoked mixed response.

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Source: Business-Standard.com

Adani Group meets Amarinder Singh, wants to invest in Punjab

Adani Group meets Amarinder Singh, wants to invest in Punjab

The Adani Group has shown interest in investing in Punjab and the companies' top functionaries met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday to pursue the matter, officials said

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Source: Energy.economictimes.com

Railways join hands with BHEL for setting up of a roof top Solar Power Plant in Patiala

Railways join hands with BHEL for setting up of a roof top Solar Power Plant in Patiala

Railways have joined hands with power equipment maker BHEL for setting up of a roof top solar power plant in Patiala to meet the energy demands of the Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works in that city.

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Source: Saurenergy

India, UK to set up 240 mn pound fund for green energy projects

India, UK to set up 240 mn pound fund for green energy projects

India and the United Kingdom decided to set up a 240 million pound fund to finance clean energy projects here, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday

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Source: Business-standard PTI

Now, ministries to pay rent, water & electricity bills for office space

Now, ministries to pay rent, water & electricity bills for office space

Planning to do away an age-old practice, central ministries and departments will now have to pay rent for their office space, alloted to them by Urban Development Ministry

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Source: Business-Standard.com

OIL AND GAS

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ONGC plans up to Rs 65,000 cr investment for exploring KG-basin

State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) plans to invest up to Rs 65,000 crore ($10 billion) in its three allotted block in the Krishna-Godavari basin.

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Source: Business-Standard.com

RIL gets green nod for Rs 13,250-crore Dahej petrochemical unit expansion

RIL gets green nod for Rs 13,250-crore Dahej petrochemical unit expansion

Reliance Industries (RIL) has received environment clearance for expansion and debottlenecking of its Dahej petrochemical facility in Gujarat at a cost of Rs 13,250 crore

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Source: Business-standard PTI

INFRASTRUCTURE

Railways to make changes in flexi-fare system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi

Railways to make changes in flexi-fare system for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi

Railways will make changes in the flexi-fare structure for Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi to fill up vacant berths in the premier trains.

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Source: Financial Express

NHAI To Soon Invite Bids To Operate Highways Under New Model

NHAI To Soon Invite Bids To Operate Highways Under New Model

India’s government-run road builder will soon invite bids for long-term leases to manage a dozen stretches of national highways as it eyes foreign institutional investors for funds to improve the country’s road network.

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Source: Bloomberg Quint

Adani group to look at setting up port in Malaysia

Adani group to look at setting up port in Malaysia

Adani Group today signed a pact to look at the possibility of building a new multi-purpose port mainly for handling containers at Carey Island in Malaysia

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Source: Moneycontrol.com

Bullet Train Project On Track, Says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Bullet Train Project On Track, Says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

The bullet train project that involves the construction of a 508km-long high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, is on track, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said

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Source: Swarajyamag.com

For Indian Railways under Suresh Prabhu, quality tops agenda, Varanasi contractor sacked over complaints

For Indian Railways under Suresh Prabhu, quality tops agenda, Varanasi contractor sacked over complaints

The Indian Railways has dismissed food service of a Varanasi-based catering contractor over several complaints regarding the food quality in the premium Swarna Jayanti Ahmedabad Rajdhani.

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Source: Financial Express

Highway construction highest ever, but 45% short of target

Highway construction highest ever, but 45% short of target

Highway construction in 2016-17 touched all time high at 8,144 km, which is 33% more than last year.

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Source: Economictimes.indiatimes.com

Railway extension in Northeast a challenge for engineers

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has to confront many unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography and the danger of natural calamities, a top official has said.

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Source: Financial Express

Narendra Modi government to develop NorthEast’s first express highway along Brahmaputra, eyes Rs 40K cr investment

Narendra Modi government to develop NorthEast’s first express highway along Brahmaputra, eyes Rs 40K cr investment

Union Minister of Roads, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today said the Narendra Modi government has taken a decision to dredge the Brahmaputra river from Sadia in Upper Assam to increase navigational channels up to Chittagong port in Bangladesh.

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Source: The Financial Express (PTI)

Govt to announce next set of 40 smart cities by June end

Govt to announce next set of 40 smart cities by June end

The Urban Development Ministry will announce by June-end the next set of 40 cities for central funding under the Narendra Modi government's flagship scheme — Smart City Mission

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Source: Business-standard PTI

Decks cleared for DPR of Gorakhpur Metro Rail

Decks cleared for DPR of Gorakhpur Metro Rail

The state government on Monday cleared decks for the blueprint for Gorakhpur Metro Rail days after chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed the officials to introduce the service in his hometown.

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Source: Nyoooz

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