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Air travel becomes costlier 30

Air travel becomes costlier

On Nov 19, 2018, Airport Economic Regulatory of Authority of India (AERA) has increased the Passenger Service Fee (PSF) – Facilitation to Rs 77 per traveler from Rs 10 for flying from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on domestic route. In addition, PSF-Security is being charged at Rs 130 from per embarking passenger.



Coal India’s coal production increased by 8.8 per cent to 358.33 million tonnes (MT) in the Apr-Nov period of the current financial year. It was at 329.29 MT in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Coal offtake has increased by 6.5 per cent in the period under reference. It is 391.82 MT compared to

Power Stress - Panel submits report 25

Power Stress – Panel submits report

On Nov 12, 2018, an empowered committee headed by cabinet secretary PK Sinha suggested policy measures to revive stressed power plants with improved coal availability, for plants selling electricity in the spot market and forceful measures to ensure timely payments from state utilities with the help of banks.

Coal - Supply, Demand & Cost 32

Coal – Supply, Demand & Cost

The month-on-month energy demand suddenly shot-up by 11.50 per cent in Oct 2018 compared to Oct 2017. The month wise growth for the period between Apr and Oct 2018 is shown in. Total growth of energy demand in 2017-18 was 5.35 per cent, and the shares of renewable energy was 7.78 per cent.

LPG under PMUY 37

LPG under PMUY

As on Nov 30, 2018, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have released more than 5.85 crore LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). In the last one year, the number of refills have jumped to 9.40 crore in FY 2017-18, from 3.86 crore in FY 2016-17. However, the ratio of ‘refills to the connections released’

Oil & Gas 38

Oil & Gas

Prices of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), petrol and diesel have been made market-determined by the Government with effect from Apr 1, 2001, Jun 26, 2010 and Oct 19, 2014 respectively. Since then, the Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are free to take decision on pricing of these products in line with international product prices

PFC merger with REC 41

PFC merger with REC

On Dec 6, 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave an in-principle approval to the strategic sale of the centre’s 52.63 per cent holding in REC to PFC, along with transfer of management control. The government has a total 58.3 per cent stake in REC, the remainder of which is part of Bharat

Electricity for All 43

Electricity for All

On Apr 28, 2018, Leisang, located in Manipur, became the last village in India to be added to the national electricity grid. With this India achieved a key milestone in its development history.

Delhi Metro - High Tariff 44

Delhi Metro – High Tariff

In our Oct 2018 edition we published a detailed analysis of fare of various Metro services operating in the country. Our showed that the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) became extremely expensive for the common man after two consecutive fare hikes in 2017. As a result, the passengers have shifted from DMRC services to other