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SpiceJet flights from Chennai, Hyderabad
SPICEJET, the low-cost airline, has forayed into the South by launching services from Hyderabad and Chennai. Beginning Monday, the airline would operate daily services from Hyderabad to Chennai and Kolkata and from Chennai to Mumbai, Hyderabad, ... More

Air Deccan begins Delhi-Indore daily service
THE low-cost airline, Air Deccan, has started daily flights from Delhi to Indore. In a statement, the airline said the flight would leave Delhi at 1.55 p.m. and arrive in Gwalior at 2.50 p.m. After a 20-minute stop in Gwalior, itwill leave ... More

British Airways plans to treble trips to India
BRITISH Airways plans to treble the number of flights to India in the next two to three years by adding direct routes connecting Hyderabad and Kochi to London Heathrow. Mr Willie Walsh, CEO, who is on his first visit to the country, said India ... More


Model for modernisation of metro airports not finalised: Praful Patel
He added that if this model failed to generate more revenue than AAI, the Union Government would drop the plan and AAI would take up the modernisation programme itself. More


Cochin Port Trust forms panel to probe berth collapse
THE Cochin Port Trust has ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the Q-4 berth of the 75-year old Mattanchery Wharf on Sunday evening following heavy rains. The damage of the berth had resulted in the loss of around 3,500 tonnes of common salt, ... More

Repair works restrict road transportation of iron ore to Paradip port
RESTRICTIONS have been clamped on the road transportation of iron ore from the mines to Paradip port (for exports) as the repair work is in progress on the 40-km stretch between Kendrapara and Paradip on the National Highway No. 5A. The ... More

India Gateway Terminal auctions uncleared cargo
INDIA Gateway Terminal, the container terminal operator of the Kochi Port, has auctioned old and un-cleared imported cargo along with Container Corporation of India Ltd. An India Gateway Terminal statement said thecargo from 25 containers ... More

DP World inks pact to develop box terminal in China
The Qingdao port will complement DP World's existing presence in the Chinese ports of Tianjin and Yantai. More

With reference to the news report titled "Major ports show 13.4 pc rise in H1 traffic" that appeared in these columns on November 12, Kandla Port has clarified that its traffic increased by 11.51 per cent and not as mentioned in the report. (The ... More


Concor hikes rail freight in W. region
CONTAINER Corporation of India, Western Region, has announced a hike in rail freight for container movement to most routes with effect from November 15. The freight hike was prompted by a rise in cost of inputs. This is the second time in 2005 ... More


Six road widening projects to be taken up in TN, Pondicherry
SIX build, own and transfer (BOT) road widening projects worth Rs 2,247 crore are to be taken up in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. The projects will be undertaken under the National Highways Development Plan phase II. The projects will cover a ... More

Highways maintenance assumes urgency: Baalu
THE Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Mr T.R. Baalu, has said that it is imperative to maintain the highways at an acceptable level of service to minimise the vehicle operating and maintenance costs. Inaugurating the ... More


Advisor for IA divestment, IPO to be finalised soon
THE Union Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to finalise the advisor for the proposed divestment and initial public offering of Indian Airlines in the next few days. This was announced by Mr Praful Patel, Union Civil Aviation Minister, on ... More

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