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SriLankan to cover more Indian cities with A320
SRILANKAN Airlines, which had recently acquired its fifth Airbus A320 aircraft, has said that it will help it in adding more Indian destinations and allow it to service them with better flexibility. "SriLankan Airlines is by far the biggest ... More

Air Deccan puts off Hyderabad-Delhi service to month-end
AIR Deccan, the low-cost air carrier, has put off the Hyderabad-Delhi sector service by two weeks. The service was originally planned to take off on August 13 as part of the carrier's plan to launch metro services. An Air Deccan executive ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE
Delhi-Mumbai airports revamp — Ministerial panel to shortlist bidders based on ABN Amro report
THE inter-Ministerial group (IMG) on privatisation and modernisation of Delhi and Mumbai airports, which met here on Thursday to review the bids submitted by 10 private consortiums, decided to draw up a shortlist based on a report prepared by ABN ... More

SHIPPING
Lakshadweep plans charter ship to connect mainland
TO ease the transportation problem of islanders, the Lakshadweep Administration is planning to charter a ship between the islands and the mainland in a couple of months. Participating in a meet the press programme at the Press Club here, the ... More

Relax norms for tankers, urge vegoil importers — Cite IOC's bitumen shipment as precedent
The age norms for tankers calling at Indian ports has also jacked up the freight rates for import of palm oil due to restricted availability of ships. More

Ministry finalises land policy for major ports
THE Shipping Ministry will delegate full powers to the major port trusts for leasing out port land for up to 30 years at a reasonable price. For all fresh allotments, a tendering process will be followed for allotting land except in certain ... More

Sagarmala renamed National Maritime Development Programme
THE Sagarmala project for the integrated development of the maritime sector in the country has been renamed National Maritime Development Programme (NMDP) on the lines of the National Highway Development Project (NHDP). The Sagarmala project ... More

TRADE & LABOUR UNIONS
Seamen threaten strike on PF issue
SEA-BORNE cargo movements to and from India may be affected with a section of seamen threatening to go on strike from August 31 to secure their demand for Government support to recoup the losses suffered by Seamen's Provident Fund (SPF). The ... More

RAILWAYS
Madras HC restrains S. Rly from awarding tender to highest bidder
THE Madras High Court has accepted the plea of a Chennai-based tenderer that his being the lowest quotation for replacement of signalling gears should be awarded the contract instead of the highest bidder. Mr Justice R. Balasubramanian, who ... More

ROADWAYS
Govt asks Centre to repair NHs in Dakshina Kannada
THE Karnataka Minister for Public Works and Energy, Mr H.D. Revanna, has said that the Union Government has been requested to repair National Highways in Dakshina Kannada district. It has also been asked to construct new ones, if needed. He ... More

Kerala: Bus fare revision panel meets
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet Sub-Committee on bus fares has agreed to make allowances for and reflect the latest round of diesel price hike even as it sits down to fixing the quantum of upward revision. The Cabinet sub-committee met ... More

Special train to Hyderabad-Ajmer
HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway (SCR) will run a special train (No 717 - Hyderabad-Ajmer) to Ajmer on August 19 for the convenience of pilgrims attending the annual Urs-e-Shareef of Hazrat Khaza Moinuddin Chisti. The train would ... More


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