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Budget puts airlines on a high
THE Budget 2005-06 has provided some much-needed relief for the airline industry. While some of the industry demands are still pending, there is a ray of hope, with some of the Budget proposals likely to hold out ... More

AI Express to devise a low-cost biz model
THE low-cost carrier, Air-India Express, plans to adopt a new business model that will reduce operating costs significantly and leave enough margins for a profitable service, despite pegging its fares 25 per cent lower than AI. According to ... More


`Basic infrastructure vital to woo FDI'
THE country may find it difficult to attract and subsequently absorb a chunk of foreign direct investments (FDI) unless active initiatives are taken by the Government to create basic infrastructure and increase the purchasing power of people, ... More


Lines scramble to double as terminal operators
Shipping Corporation of India's foray into container terminal operation denotes a marked shift from its traditional activity and reflects the changing global scene in which the running of terminals is fast ceasing to be the exclusive preserve of a cl ub of independent operators. More


Rail budget: Whizzing past real issues
THE Railway budget was good as there are no changes in freight rates and passenger fares. In addition, there is the usual series of new trains, and extensions of existing trains. There are several other significant ... More

The ALU of Lalu
The Union Railway Budget is visibly riding the IT track. More


Logistics, safe and express
COMPANIES in India are increasingly outsourcing their non-core functions. Logistics is one. This trend has helped Safexpress, a third party logistics (3PL) provider, to expand quickly its presence in India. After ... More


RVNL to raise Rs 1,000 cr for infrastructure projects
THE Government-owned Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) plans to raise about Rs 1,000 crore in fiscal 2005-06 from the domestic market for its ongoing and planned projects. "The Rs 1,000 crore will be garnered from various sources including banks, ... More

Kochuveli terminal by month-end
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The coaching terminal at Kochuveli railway station in the city suburbs is expected to be commissioned by the month-end, the Water Resources Minister, Mr Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, has said. The Minister, who holds ... More


Chief Controller of Chartering quits
THE Chief Controller of Chartering in the Ministry of Shipping, Mr T.V. Shanbhag, has quit Government service to join the private sector. Mr Shanbhag has been heading Transchart, the centralised chartering wing attached to the Shipping ... More
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