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Expanding market, shortage of experienced hands — Airlines may scout for foreign pilots
WITH the Indian aviation industry progressively expanding, airline companies are encountering a new problem — shortage of experienced pilots to operate the proposed flights. And to get over this impediment, several airlines are planning to ... More

BPCL gets Lufthansa order
BHARAT Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has been awarded the refuelling business of Lufthansa German Airlines. It is the first Lufthansa flight in India for which BPCL would be the fuelling partner. Lufthansa on Friday formally flew in the ... More

Qatar Air operating at full capacity
THOUGH the capacity addition under the Government's limited open sky policy has brought down fares and improved availability of seats during the peak winter season for the first time in many years, it does not seem to have upset the appetite of ... More

Qatar Airways, Kale renew deal
KALE Consultants has won a renewed contract worth $12 million from Qatar Airways for providing revenue accounting and revenue recovery services. Qatar Airways has outsourced its revenue accounting service to Kale MPS{trade}, the BPO centre of ... More

Air Hostess Academy to buy a plane in parts for training
CONSIDER the plight of a student in a medical college forced to hire cadavers for the dissection table. A popular Hindi movie last year had built a whole reel around this hilarious motif. Hiring an aircraft for aspiring airhostesses may not quite ... More

INFRASTRUCTURE


Kolkata Logistics Hub — For a holistic transport solution
The proposed Kolkata Logistics Hub aims at shifting the wholesale and retail trade in the metro's periphery and free up the city centre of congestion. More

AAI to spend Rs 104 cr for developing airports in South
THE Airports Authority of India (AAI), Southern Region, is spending Rs 104 crore during the current financial year for infrastructure development at airports under its jurisdiction. Mr S.K. Saraswati, AAI Regional Executive Director, Chennai ... More

SHIPPING


Dredging, port projects — Alternative models
One of the suggestions at the recent Indo-US Summit on Partnership in Building India's Infrastructure was to adopt the annuity method for dredging works at major ports. This involves payment of a fixed semi-annual sum to the project operator to compe nsate for the capital costs, operation and maintenance expenses plus a certain percentage of returns, and frees port trusts from the burden of buying equipment and procuring the service from a private entity. More

CCTL workers' strike threat — Shippers worried about cargo pile-up
THE employees of Chennai Container Terminal Limited (CCTL) have threatened to go on strike from February 27 alleging that the management is adopting "unfair labour practice." This has brought into focus the issue of ... More

RAILWAYS


Dedicated freight and container corridor — Road to sustained economic growth
The services of the Railways could be streamlined by splitting them into separate corridors, with the heavy haul freight corridor separated from the existing network, and the latter developed to specialise in fast passenger services. The new dedicate d freight corridor should operate with a new generation of high productivity, high-speed freight cars and connect the points of generation of traffic with the consumption centres through the shortest route bypassing urban conglomerates. More

ROADWAYS


New rapid mass transport system for Kolkata on the cards
IN a bid to reduce traffic congestion and increase the average speed of vehicular traffic, the West Bengal Government is in the process of identifying a rapid mass transport system for Kolkata. According to the Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadeb ... More
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