Enthused by drop in renewable energy tariff, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said India’s 60-65 per cent of installed power generation capacity will be green energy. “Going by prices we have discovered, I am inspired to say that 60-65 per cent of India’s installed capacity base will be green energy,” Goyal said at Take Pride event organised by CII
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked the students of IIT-Roorkee to offer their ideas to improve the rail facilities.
The increase in toll is as per the government notification issued in 2004 which states that the fee will increase by 18 per cent every three years, starting 2005.
The government today approved Rs 6,721-crore projects in Meghalaya and Mizoram for development of 403 kms of National Highways. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 403 kms of National Highways in Meghalaya and Mizoram,” a statement from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said after the CCEA meeting.
Come April and a passenger can avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if he or she has booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations.
Undeterred by Posco-India’s offer to return the land provided for its steel project in Odisha, Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said if one company pulls out, others will come in.
The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has upheld the levy of Rs 10,247 crore capital gains tax on UK’s Cairn Energy Plc in a case dating back to 2006, when the energy giant transferred its India holdings to Cairn India Ltd from Cairn UK Holdings.
The Delhi-Jaipur express highway would be built at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore, Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The advanced cement-concrete 225-km express highway will be the second in the country after Mumbai-Pune express highway and will pave the way for reaching Delhi from Jaipur in just one-and-a-half hour at 125 km/hour speed, the minister said after laying the foundation of road construction works in Dausa district today.
Government to formulate policies on ethanol, methanol to bring down crude import bill: Nitin Gadkari
The Centre will soon come out with policies on the second-generation ethanol as well as methanol, non-conventional fuel resources, which will bring down the crude import bill by Rs 1 lakh crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
The government has decided to go in for road safety engineering audit and asked each state to identify 300 km of stretches for the same in an attempt to improve road designing. Several highway development works are being taken up in the form of widening of road stretches to two, four and six lanes, which take time for completing the pre-construction activity, including land acquisition, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has said.