The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Himachal Pradesh for operationalising the 40 MW hydropower generation plant at Baggi in the state.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has cleared the decks for the allocation of The Tribune Fly over project by giving its approval to the technical bids opened by the Chandigarh Engineering Department last month.
Giving a push to solar power energy, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has floated a tender for empanelment of companies to install 30 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the range of 1 kw to 1,000 kw.
City roads are set to be illuminated with energy-efficient LED lights. The process of replacing streetlights with LED lights has reached its final stage. The Municipal Corporation had opened technical and financial bids of the project a few days ago.
The Northern Railways has cancelled eight trains on the Jalandhar-Haridwar route from October 13 to 22. The authorities at Firozpur railway division informed that due to the upgradation work at Laskar station, the trains on the Jalandhar-Haridwar or Haridwar-Jalandhar routes would not run for 10 days.
The Indian Railways, which does not exactly hold the reputation for being a profit-making entity has managed to swell its coffers by Rs 35,000 crore, which is more than the annual budget of three northeastern states put together.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways but still an entity in its own right, will run two passenger trains, to begin with. Before Independence, the Indian rail network and operations was managed by various private entities.
The bioethanol plant, which was scheduled to be set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) at a cost of Rs 600 crore at Nasibpura village in Talwandi Sabo, has yet to come up.
Railway employees, led by activists of the Uttar Railway Karamchari Union (URKU), today observed ‘Black Day’ and held a protest against the policy of privatisation of Railways being pursued by the government.
Even as normal life continues to remain disrupted since August 5, consumers are complaining that they have not been getting subsidies after buying domestic gas refills. Though gas cylinders are available in the morning hours, consumers are also complaining that getting home deliveries was a headache.