In what appears to be a significant move to outsource ticket booking to the private sector, the Railway Board has increased service charges for private ticket booking counters across the country.
Artists skilled in stone carving have been roped in to restore the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to its past glory, a Central Railway official said.
The state government is not in a hurry to ask the Central government to start the second phase of NTPC power plant, as the State is self-sufficient in power.
Amid reports of sudden surge in steel imports in India from China and other Asian countries, the Central government is considering a proposal to impose safeguard duties on steel imports to prevent large-scale dumping of steel in India.
The Allahabad High Court today sought the North Central Railway’s stand on its alleged failure in executing a slew of infrastructural works in preparation to the upcoming January 2019 Kumbh despite having been given the requisite fund by the Centre well in advance.
There are 1,332 Union government projects which cost above Rs 150 crore and the cost over-run is Rs 2.23 lakh crore which is 14 per cent more than the original cost, according to an expert from American Association of Cost Engineering.
The government today said China was not carrying out any mining operations in Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the border state is an “integral” and “inalienable” part of India.
Russian oil company Rosneft’s Indian venture Nayara Energy, which owns one of the largest refineries in the country, is moving to replace high-interest loans with new debt, part of efforts to reshape its balance sheet and cut borrowing costs, according to three sources familiar with the plan.
Chhattisgarh-based unit of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) will produce and supply one lakh tonnes of rail to Indian Railways in a period of one year after the company secured the major contract through a global tender.
This story is probably apocryphal but worth retelling. PM Jawaharlal Nehru was visiting a coal mine in Bihar. He was told mining activity was down. When he asked why, he was told it was because there were not enough train wagons to carry the coal from the mine to the factory.