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Naresh Chandra Committee Report-II: Lift for copter operations
To give a boost to helicopter operations,the Naresh Chandra panel has suggested that the corporate sector be encouraged to set up heliports on their premises consistent with safety standards and controls and operate them with the help of trained sta ff. More

Qatar Airlines increases flights to India
MAKING use of the open sky policy, Qatar Airlines has increased its frequencies to 51 flights a week from 19 earlier. Under the temporary operating permits (TOPs) it has received, the airline has increased the number of flights from Mumbai to ... More

SHIPPING
Water transport workers want maritime policy re-charted
THE Water Transport Workers Federation of India (WTWFI), representing port and dockworkers in the country, has suggested a major overhaul of the proposed Maritime Policy so as to address the various challenges faced by ... More

For container operators — All sea-lanes lead to Ennore
THE Ennore Port, near Chennai, will be the next venue up for grabs by world's top container terminal operators to compete for developing and operating a container terminal in the country. Ennore Port Limited (EPL) is ... More

Domestic shipping cos signal move to bid for Petronet LNG deal
LEADING domestic shipping companies such as Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd and Varun Shipping have announced their intentions to bid for the LNG shipping contract of Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL). Petronet has ... More

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
National carriers need FDI wings
NOTWITHSTANDING the hints given by the Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Praful Patel, while receiving the second report of Naresh Chandra Committee on November 2, the policy uncertainty in the aviation sector may ... More

RAILWAYS
Raising rail freight capacity — Looking beyond speed
THE Indian Railways is looking to expand transport capacity, if possible through techniques that need minimum investments. One option under consideration is increasing the maximum permissible speed limit of the freight ... More

Timings not on track
Keralites in Chennai protesting against Southern Railways for reverting to day-time departure of the Chennai-Mangalore West Coast Express. They wanted the train to leave Chennai at nights so that it reached Kerala the next day. The Railways ... More

ROADWAYS
KTDC Sabarimala service
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) proposes to run bus services from Thiruvananthapuram to the hill shrine of Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta as usual during the coming season. An official spokesman said ... More

`Vehicle fuel tanks not compatible with LPG'
THE fuel tanks of vehicles are not compatible with LPG, according to Mr S.C. Maiti, Deputy Chief Controller of Explosives, Mangalore. Delivering a lecture on `Use of LPG in vehicles', organised by the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry ... More


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