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IA fleet purchase plan awaits CCEA approval
THE long-delayed fleet acquisition plan of Indian Airlines (IA) is expected to be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) next month. The Ministry of Civil Aviation expects to get the comments of other Ministries, ... More


Leveraging the supply chain advantage
THE concept of supply chain is not new. Historically, we have moved from physical distribution to logistics management to supply chain management (SCM). The only difference seems to be that supply chain management is ... More


Mangalore airport runway work apace
With the completion of the apron construction work, four aircraft can be parked in the airport. More


KPMG to help revamp postal network
THE Government has roped in global consultants KPMG to prepare a report on restructuring the postal network across the country. The mandate given to KPMG includes identifying new areas of business. The idea behind this corporate restructuring ... More


`We need to go commercial' — Mr R. R. Bhandari, General Manager, South Eastern Railway
Till March 31, 2003, the South Eastern Railway (SER) was the largest freight loading zonal railway, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the total freight traffic handled by the Indian Railways. From April 2003, the areas served by the SER ... More

`The key issue is to manage costs' — Mr V. Thulasidas, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India
How often does the Chief Executive of an airline walking around the aircraft to check on the well-being and comfort of the passengers? That is precisely what Mr V. Thulasidas, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India, did on the ... More


BVG India sprucing up railway coaches, stations
IF you have noticed generally cleaner coaches and stations on the Indian Railways network, you can be sure you are not just `seeing' things. Put the `cleanliness' down to the competition from the skies as air travel becomes cheaper, or even ... More


Bengal calls meet on vehicles phase-out
THE West Bengal Government has convened a meeting of transport operators on June 9 to discuss threadbare issues pertaining to the proposed phasing out, from Kolkata, of commercial vehicles that have been registered prior to 1990. Speaking at a ... More

Safety drive
A traffic police constable teaching children the basics of road rules at the Children's Traffic Training Park in Mumbai.


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