The Indian Railways has started an exercise to cut down running time of over 500 long-distance trains by up to 120 minutes.
Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu will hold a meeting with industry bodies on September 26 to discuss issues pertaining to industrial growth and the interventions required to resolve them, a government official said.
As reports about bridges being washed away or damaged during the monsoon pour in from across the state, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has undertaken the inspection, testing and technical audit of old bridges, flyovers and railway overbridges (ROBs) in the civic jurisdiction.
A squabble between banks and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) over fees has resulted in the latter disallowing a number of lenders from using its payment gateway for debit cards.
Even though the state governments have been able to auction just 29 non-coal mines in the last 20 months, the Central government is now expecting them to auction 54 mines in the current financial year.
PASSENGERS WILL be encouraged to choose Railways over airlines to travel between Mumbai and Delhi, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
In a departure from past norms and guidelines, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has proposed that Shashi Shanker, selected to head India’s biggest oil and gas producer Oil & Natural Gas Corp, be initially appointed for one year — instead of five years — during which his performance would be reviewed every quarter instead of after the first year.
The renewable energy sector, one of the big-thrust areas of the government, is witnessing a wave of layoffs.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety probing the derailment of the Utkal Express that killed 20 people on August 19 has put on record evidence that was allegedly tampered with, records investigated.
Given that electrification is the roadmap for the future, the Railways is considering the possibility of exiting or winding up the Marhowra diesel locomotive factory being set up in Bihar’s Saran in partnership with General Electric, two years after the project was awarded.