The actual work to redevelop Surat railway station as a world-class railway station would begin in the second half of 2018.
The road transport and highways ministry will seek separate budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for introducing government-owned electric bus fleets and building world-class bus ports across the country, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said.
For any nation, four things are crucial – water, power, transport and communications. They provide impetus to industry and agriculture, which leads to employment generation and rise in growth rate.
Travelling by public transport vehicles in India is not a pleasant experience, and for good reason. A majority of the buses run by its state road transport undertakings (SRTUs) is old, and there is a shortage of funds to replace or refurbish them.
Transportation minister Nitin Gadkari made an announcement recently that India will switch completely to electric vehicles by 2030.
NEW DELHI: Power minister Piyush Goyal, newly elevated to cabinet rank, was on Sunday given charge of the railway ministry.
Goyal replaces Suresh Prabhu who had offered to resign after a spate of train accidents in the last month.
Analysts said the BJP leadership felt Goyal has done a competent job in implementing reforms in the power and coal sectors.
The movement towards making electric vehicles (EVs) mainstream received a great push by Elon Musk; however, there still remains a long stretch for EVs to cross before they become ubiquitous on Indian roads.
India is banking on the Chabahar Port that it is building in Iran to open new trade and business opportunities for its companies.
India’s logistics sector stands to gain the most under the GST regime as costs will dip by almost 20 per cent, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
India’s mammoth state railways, much of them stuck in colonial times, have missed earnings targets for the third straight year and debts have shot up, documents seen by Reuters show, raising doubts about an ambitious modernisation drive.