After missing its first-quarter targets, Coal India is facing criticism yet again as the country’s power plants continue to reel under coal stock shortage. This is even after the coal monolith stepped up production and sales dramatically on a year-on-year basis. Company sources suggested that the prevalent 10-day coal stock with the power generators in […]
In a relief to cash-strapped Air India, the government today approved a proposal to enhance the expenditure for operation and maintenance of the carrier’s VVIP aircraft by nearly Rs 200 crore from Rs 336.24 crore. Air India engages the ‘Special Extra Section Flights’ (SESF) or VVIP aircraft such as the Boeing B747-400 for the President, […]
A majority of Indian and foreign investors consider that high oil prices have emerged as a significant risk to the country’s economy, Moody’s Investors Service said on Wednesday. The US rating agency’s report is based on a survey of 175 respondents, including from over 100 financial institutions at the annual India Credit Conference in Mumbai […]
Low cabin pressure mid-air forced a Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft from Mumbai, carrying over 100 passengers, to land at the city airport this morning under emergency conditions. All the passengers on-board were safe, an airline spokesperson said. “SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft (VT-SZB) was operating flight SG 160 Mumbai-Delhi. Enroute, the aircraft had a (cabin) pressure problem,” […]
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari has ruled out any exemption from toll collection at the national highways, saying people should pay if they want good services. The minister said toll collection can “never go” if funds are to be raised for constructing roads under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model.
Households having rooftop solar panels could save up to 95 per cent of their monthly power bill, according to a joint study by policy and research group CEEW and power distribution company BYPL. Residents buying power from a community rooftop solar photo voltaic plant, through a subscription plan, could also save up to 35 per […]
AFTER BEGINNING amid fanfare and seeing a good response last month, the heli-taxi service from Shimla to Chandigarh has now started to slow down. As of Tuesday evening, there was 70 per cent seat availability for the flights in July, including the one on Wednesday.
In its march for better connectivity by building flyovers, metro lines and highways, the city’s planners have given pavements the short shrift. Citizen-led drives to reclaim footpaths for pedestrians appear to have made little difference as pavements continue to shrink, pushing pedestrians to the streets, quite literally.
Mumbai: Flights to and from Mumbai experienced delays on Tuesday as gusty winds and rains led to poor visibility.
A Leh-bound passenger was on Tuesday apprehended at the IGI airport for allegedly carrying an unauthorised satellite phone in his luggage, a senior official said.
A study released by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has stated that consumers will save up to 95% on their electricity bills if they use solar power.
A Delhi court has summoned premier private airline Jet Airways and two of its top officials on a plea by a tour company for alleged offence of cheating by booking tickets for 16 people after taking money but not accommodating them on a flight.