The Jails Department has tied up with Indian Oil Corporation to operate fuel stations on its land. Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today signed an MoU with the corporation. The state’s first fuel station on land belonging to the Jails Department will now be opened at Patiala’s Punjab Jail Training School.
Shortage of electricity meters has badly hit power consumers in the city who have been forced to buy it from the market at a cost double what the department charged for the device. Sources said it had been over six months that consumers failed to get meters from the department.
A new express train, flagged off by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on February 6 on the narrow gauge track between Pathankot and Baijnath, has not returned from Pathankot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Indian Railways’s ambitious Train18 in a week, as the train sets have got their final clearance from the Electrical Inspector to the Government (EIG) following three days of rigorous inspection.
When the Central government authorised GAIL Gas Ltd to start city gas distribution (CGD) network in Sonepat in June 2009, it was anticipated that it will be the first city in North India to get piped gas connections.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to Argentina on Wednesday for the G20 summit, officials said the focus this year would be—among other things—rising prices of fuel.
Skyrocketing fuel prices have not only derailed the budget of automobile owners, but also made small-scale industrial units suffer as a 50 per cent jump in furnace oil prices threatens to jeopardise Jalandhar-based hand tools, pipe fittings, nut-bolts and auto-part manufacturers.
Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal worth over Rs. 12,000 crore for electrification of 13,000-km railway route, a step toward achieving 100 per cent electrification of its tracks in 12 years’ time.
Power consumers in Punjab are set to get relief from high tariffs in the next financial year as the state will start getting low-cost fuel to generate electricity from a captive coal mine from next year, which will reduce its costs by 60%.
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has set a new record of supplying highest-ever energy in a day on August 4. It supplied 2,749 lakh units (LUs) of energy on Saturday.