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Monday, February 27, 2006
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Udaipur airport to be upgraded
Udaipur airport would be upgraded to international standards, said the Rajasthan Tourism Minister, Ms Usha Punia. Speaking at Tourism and Travel Fair 2006 in the Capital, Ms Punia said that the Jaipur airport has already been declared as an ... More

Air Deccan, Paramount opt for parking at non-metros
To park or not to park If there is not enough traffic from a non-metro city to justify an early morning flight from there, then it may not make economic sense to park the aircraft at night there. More

AI fails to meet IATA's safety audit norms
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has withdrawn the International Operation Safety Audit (IOSA) certification for Air India due to the delay on the part of the airline to meet certain laid down conditions. An official ... More

IA purchase pact: Need to streamline systems
Four years, three Ministers of civil aviation and a market share that dipped from 39.8 per cent in 2003 to 31 per cent in 2005 is how long it took Indian Airlines (IA) to sign the purchase agreement for 43 Airbus A-320 aircraft. The pact was ... More


Delhi airport new name registered
Work on the modernisation and restructuring of Delhi airport has begun with the name — Delhi International Airport Ltd — getting approved by the Registrar of Companies. "Work has also started for registering the ... More


Cochin Port ready to handle deep draft vessels
The Cochin Port Trust has joined the club of deep draft ports in the country, thereby readying itself to handle mainline vessels requiring drafts up to 12.5 metres. The formal announcement in this regard has been made by the Union Shipping ... More

New Mangalore Port — Seeking `deeper' prospects
The increase in cargo volumes at Mangalore is attributed to improved infrastructure — both within the port and in its hinterland. More

Concor eyes Paradip, Dhamra ports
But will there be enough boxes?

With Paradip mainly a bulk cargo port and Dhamra also projected to be a similar facility, the prospects for container operations on the eastern seaboard do not appear too bright. More

NMP handles record coal
A record quantity of 19,390 tonnes of coal was unloaded from m.v. Dubai Ambassador at New Mangalore Port on February 24. A press release by the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) said here on Saturday that this is the highest ... More

No favourable winds for HSL revival
The public sector Hindusthan Shipyard Limited (HSL) at Visakhapatnam — one of the oldest in the country — has been waiting a long time for the promised revival package and there does not seem to be ... More


Move to reduce freight rates hailed
Though the Railway Budget for 2006-07 has not proposed any new trains on the yet-to-be-commissioned Mangalore-Hassan-Bangalore route, members from the trade and industry here are hopeful that the trains — which were announced in the 2005-06 ... More


Gati opens distribution centre in Coimbatore
Gati Ltd, the retail express cargo company, has opened an express distribution centre (EDC) here on Saturday. The 5000 sq. ft. EDC can help meet the demand for cargo-handling infrastructure in Coimbatore, which according to the Gati ... More


Secunderabad-Chennai Express
The South Central Railway (SCR) has inaugurated the Secunderabad-Chennai Egmore Express (7052), the third express train to Chennai from the twin cities, here on Sunday. According to the SCR officials, the 17-coach train with two ... More

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