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Talks soon to resolve Pune airport issue
Mr Patil said that farmers markets, on the lines of those in Andhra Pradesh, were expected to be set up in the State and about 10 such markets were estimated to begin functioning by next month. More

Metro airports lease funds for upgradation
THE monies raised from the leasing of the four metro airports at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai will be utilised for modernisation of other airports, including air traffic control facility, senior Government officials have said. "The funds ... More

Turbulent 2001 for air transport
THE year 2001 was the worst in the history of air transport, according to International Air Transport Association (IATA). The combination of reduced traffic, falling yields and rising costs with capacity marginally reduced, produced a net loss of ... More


KRL officers' body stresses need for SBM facility
THE Cochin Refineries Officers Association has expressed serious concern over the intervention of some other organisations in the growth and expansion plans of the refinery. ``Of late, certain reports in leading newspapers has raised concerns ... More


Ro-Ro ferry service in Gulf of Cambay — Awaiting investment interest
The Ro-Ro ferry service, which was a part and parcel of the Gujarat port privatisation package of the late 1990s when global tenders were floated, now seems set to be brought out of the deep freeze. More


Gati's upgraded Web site launched
The Andhra Pradesh Minister for Information Technology, Mr B. Gopalakrishna Reddy, recently launched in Hyderabad the upgraded website,, of Gati Ltd., a Rs 250 crore cargo and courier services ... More


Creation of new railway zones — How will rail users benefit?
The decision to create seven new railway zones seems not to have taken economics into account, based as it is largely on political expediency. Can rail users, then, hope to benefit at all, in terms of travelling more safely, economically, punctually and in greater comfort? More

ICF: Getting back on track
THE current fiscal will see a revival of the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), after the significant reduction in production of coaches last year. The revival is expected following a sizeable order from the Indian Railways to manufacture the Jan ... More


CV makers confident of market recovery
MANUFACTURERS and dealers of commercial vehicles (CVs) are cautiously optimist about the probable turnaround of the market, particularly in the remaining months of the fiscal, even as they witness signs of recovery. As per the latest figures ... More

Nabard to sanction Rs 35 cr for road development
THE National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) will extend assistance to the tune of Rs 35 crore from the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for the development of two roads in Kerala. Of the total assistance, Rs 25 ... More

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