Government has notified new industrial development schemes for Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand to boost industrialisation, providing cheaper access to credit and interest incentive.
The construction of a new high-speed railway line or Bullet Train Project in India, connecting Mumbai with the industrial city of Ahmedabad is underway. The Bullet Train Project in India is to be constructed after Japan’s Shinkansen system is a result of an agreement between Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.
Over two years after it was announced with much fanfare, decks have been cleared for a big ticket railway project — the Rail Coach Refurbishing and Rehabilitation Factory — at Barhi in Sonepat district in Haryana.
The Haryana government has decided to construct two new roads at a cost of over Rs 6.44 crore in the states Rewari and Nuh districts.
To encouraging cashless transactions and to make Indian Railways truly digital, Indian Railway has started cashless delivery of meals on train. This would help check overcharging on food items to the passengers, claim the officials. The catering staff members would be given PoS (point of sale) terminal machines and stringent action would be taken against the staff members if they fail to produce the bills against the food purchased, the officers warn.
Himachal Pradesh will take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to get the matter expedited.
In a step to meet the growing demand of electricity in the country, Bangladesh is planning to buy 2,000MW of solar power from India, a move that will deepen energy sector co-operation between the two South Asian countries that will aid the region in sustainable development.
Recently, India hosted the heads of 23 nations and 10 ministerial representatives for the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit, which is expected to give a boost to India’s ambitions to lead global sustainable development.
Smart India Hackathon 2018 that showcased young talents bringing innovative technolgical solutions for several issues flagged by 27 ministries has awarded a project by Team Logic view which would reduce the use of paper in the Indian Railways and digitise the entire ticketing process with the first prize.
Under pressure from the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for restructuring and reformation, which is mandatory as per the Electricity Act, 2003, a proposal has been mooted for corporatisation of the department.