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Cut in commission: Travel agents threaten to suspend AI ticket sales
EVEN as more airlines join Air India in its plan to reduce travel agent commissions from May 1, the agents have threatened to suspend ticket sales of the national carrier, as a first step. Singapore Airlines is the latest to join the list of ... More

India, China agree to review air pact
INDIA and China have agreed to not only consider a "significant enhancement" of traffic rights from the current level of seven flights a week, but also agreed to review the clause, which allows only a dual designation of airlines presently ... More

Thai Air plans to connect more Indian cities
THAI Airways International, the national carrier of Thailand, is keen to expand its reach in India and also plans to offer more seats on the daily flight that it operates to-and-from Delhi to Bangkok. "We would love to have Hyderabad as the ... More

CIAL targets Rs 50-cr net next fiscal
The meeting decided to conduct a detailed study on starting a low-cost airline service by CIAL. More


Panel to study Metro viability
THE Andhra Pradesh Government has constituted a committee of officials to study various options and make recommendations for evolving a comprehensive transportation strategy to solve traffic problems in the State capital. The committee would ... More

Mangalore's 2nd runway to be ready by Dec
THE Director of Mangalore Airport, Mr M.R. Vasudeva, has said that the construction of a second runway in Mangalore is likely to be completed by December. Participating in the agency award function, organised by the Mangalore office of Indian ... More

Bandra-Worli sea link to be ready by 2007
MOTORISTS in Mumbai city can look forward to a hassle-free drive to the business district of Nariman Point and Ballard Pier with the completion of the Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) by December 2007. Work is in full swing for the Rs 1,306-crore ... More


Normalcy restored at Kochi port as gantry operators resume work
LOADING and unloading operations in the container terminal of Kochi port returned to normalcy from Thursday afternoon following the withdrawal of the `go slow' resorted to by gantry operators. Mr P. Padmanabhan, General Secretary of the Cochin ... More

Bengal to sign pact with Singapore co for `river taxi' services
THOUGH Kolkata and its population are fast expanding, the West Bengal Transport Minister, Mr Subhas Chakraborty, has said that his department may not be able to provide adequate modern transportation facilities because such facilities would not ... More


Seminar on risk management in cargo transportation
TO disseminate information and knowledge about the risk management process in cargo transportation, the CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai, is organising a seminar on the theme `Risk management in cargo transportation' in Kochi on March ... More


Parliament okays vote on account for Rlys
NEW DELHI: Parliament on Thursday approved vote on account for Railways for 2005-06 after the Rajya Sabha returned the relevant Appropriation Bills with the Railway Minister, Mr Lalu Prasad, assuring the House that his Ministry would take ... More

Revised Rly demurrage rates may affect SAIL
THE recent upward revision of demurrage rates and the reduction in free time for wagons by the Railways has dealt a serious blow to the public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL). According to one estimate, SAIL may be required to cough ... More

RITES to provide procurement services in Afghanistan
THE consultancy arm of Indian Railways, RITES Ltd, has won a contract in Afghanistan to provide procurement facilitation services for the ongoing reconstruction work in the war-ravaged country. RITES would help procure equipment for various ... More

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