Elevated corridor project to be implemented after polls: CM Kumaraswamy

BENGALURU: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday held discussions with citizen groups that had last week staged protests against the government over calling tenders for the North-South portion of the elevated corridor. Kumaraswamy heard the appeals on the implication of the project’s implementation from the citizens’ perspective. According to representatives at the meeting, the […]

Captain Amarinder pleased with Centre’s bid to expedite work on Kartarpur Corridor project

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday welcomed the Home Ministry’s decision to fast track the development of the Kartarpur Corridor, but reiterated his demand that pilgrims be allowed to visit the historic gurdwara without having to carry a passport and a visa. In a tweet on Saturday, he extended support for the project. […]

Highest rural road target for Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha’s achievement under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) till end of January has not been satisfactory, the State has been given the highest target to construct roads in rural areas by the Union Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). The Ministry has fixed a target to construct 8,715 km of road during […]

IL&FS Board asks SFIO, ED to probe 14 IFIN directors

NEW DELHI: With fresh revelations of fraud, the government-appointed Board of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) has approached the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to initiate criminal proceedings against 14 former directors of IL&FS Financial Services Ltd (IFIN). The action comes almost a week after the forensic audit report […]

IL&FS board charges former directors of money laundering and criminal intent

NEW DELHI: Tasked with cleaning up of mammoth financial mess at embattled IL&FS, its government-appointed board has charged 14 former directors of group firm IL&FS Financial Services Ltd (IFIN) of facilitating money laundering, sanctioning loans in violation of rules and causing “huge financial stress and losses” to the company. In show-cause notices issued to the […]

Union Minister slams Odisha government for delay in NH projects

BHUBANESWAR: Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Mansukh Lal Mandaviya on Wednesday criticised the State Government for the delay in land acquisition and grant of statutory clearances for infrastructure projects. Several National Highway (NH) projects in Odisha and West Bengal could not be implemented due to non-cooperation of respective state governments. […]