Visakhapatnam, Jan 27 () The central government is spending huge amounts to modernise infrastructure, particularly in the railways sector to push growth, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said today
Catering to the growing requirement of general passengers, Railways will introduce Antodaya superfast trains, a special service with many facilities for unreserved category, in the high demand routes
Government is working on boosting infrastructure, particularly ports, roads and waterways, to significantly reduce logistics cost that is “very high” in the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
After the under-construction Mopa international airport in North Goa becomes operational, the state’s inbound tourist traffic will increase three-fold, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari Minister said on Thursday.
The National Investigation Agency is taking over the inquiry into the recent train derailments that claimed scores of lives, even as Indian Railways staff managed to circumvent yet another tragedy on the Madgaon-Dadar Janshatabdi’s route on Tuesday
Frequent train accidents in the past few months have once again brought to fore issues of maintenance, infrastructure up-gradation and safety in the Indian Railways.
After months of negotiations, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has finally managed to raise Rs8,500 crore from Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) for a period of 30 years at an interest rate of 7.22% per annum.
In its two-year report card, the Narendra Modi government had claimed credit for fewer rail accidents and lower casualties. This time, railway minister Suresh Prabhu may paper over the transporter’s safety record. His officers are themselves surprised over three major accidents in a span of two months, which have claimed close to 190 lives, compared to 309 in 2015-16.
Installation of the global positioning system (GPS) will be made mandatory for all commercial transport vehicles in the State by this year-end to bring in transparency.
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved changes in government rules to allow merger of rail budget with the Union Budget 2017. The Department of Economic Affairs has been entrusted with the work relating to preparation of central budget including rail budget, as per a recent order issued by Cabinet Secretariat.