The railways department has identified 250 junctions as congested and is planning to construct rail flyovers at these junctions to overcome delays, two officials familiar with the development said.
The government may extend the newly announced 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government jobs and education institutes — essentially a quota for the poor upper castes
Indian Railways is planning a ‘Make in India’ touch to the super-fast bullet train project connecting Mumbai with Ahmedabad, two officials familiar with the matter said.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a Rs 2.5 cut in per litre price of diesel and petrol and asked state governments to announce a matching reduction.
After several missed deadlines, legal hassles and protests by plot owners, the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) on Saturday said that it was ready to hand over the Dwarka Expressway carriageway project to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Railway stations in Rajasthan are the cleanest in India and those in Uttar Pradesh and parts of Haryana fared poorly in a station cleanliness survey conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI).
The 47 air-conditioned (AC) local trains, which the city was to get by 2021 under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-3), will now arrive even later as there is uncertainty over which agency will put them on the tracks.
India is going ahead with the resumption of services on the Jainagar-Janakpur broad gauge railway link with Nepal, raising hopes of better connectivity between the two countries.
The Railways has undertaken a mammoth drive to upgrade lavatories on trains, including ‘health faucets’ and the installation of over 200,000 bio toilets, but an age-old edifice — a metal mug secured with a chain to prevent theft — is set to remain, according to officials familiar with the matter.
Union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the Centre was powerless in bringing petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST).