Haulage charges account for up to 60-70 per cent of the operating cost of a container train operator
Haulage charges account for up to 60-70 per cent of the operating cost of a container train operator

Container train operators want haulage hike capped at 5% a year

Mamuni Das

Seek transparency in rate fixing and predictability from Railways »

Pay hike for SpiceJet Bombardier Q-400 fleet pilots

SpiceJet has hiked the salary packages of its Bombardier Q—400 fleet commanders by 20—25 per cent bringing them on par with Boeing pilots,


Budget carrier SpiceJet has hiked the salary packages of its Bombardier Q—400 fleet commanders b... »

Aircraft sector may adopt rocket technology, says expert

Our Bureau

Aerospace meet calls for close coordination between aviation and space tech experts »

Kingfisher loan recovery not possible in near-term: United Bank


United Bank of India today informed the BSE that it does not expect to recover Rs 400 crore it h... »

GMR Airports hikes stake in DIAL to 64 per cent

V. Rishi Kumar

GMR Airports Limited (GAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Limited, has acquired 24,50,00... »

IIFCL Projects to provide advisory services to Railways; pact soon

KR Srivats/Mamuni Das

In a first, Infrastructure lender IIFCL, which has been mainly focused on roads and power projects, is looking to work closely with the Indian Railways.To begin with, IIFCL Projects Ltd,... »

Airport modernisation: Govt extends last date for submission of bids till July 1

Ashwini Phadnis

The Government has extended for the second straight time the last date for submission of requests from private parties for operation, management and development of Chennai, Kolkata and two other a... »

Air Costa monsoon fares

Our Bureau

Air Costa, a regional airline, has announced ‘Monsoon sale’ that offers discounted sales that range from Rs 1,499 to Rs 3,999 on different sectors.The fare for Vijayawada-Chennai sector... »

Investors keen on road projects nearing completion

Mamuni Das/ KR Srivats

The government is toying with the idea of relaxing investment norms in the road sector to attract foreign and domestic funds in projects that are nearly complete. At present, investo... »

IWAI exploring funding options to develop waterways

Our Bureau

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is exploring various funding options to take up development work of inland waterways once Parliament passes the Inland Waterways Bill. ... »

SCI posts over 7-fold jump in net profit


Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) today reported more than seven-fold jump in net profit at Rs 101.49 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 due to gains from sale of ships.The larges... »

SpiceJet raises Rs 300 cr; to add more aircraft

Our Bureau

SpiceJet, the Delhi-based low cost airline, has raised an additional ₹300 crore from various sources and plans to have a fleet of 45-50 aircraft by March 2016. The airline currently has a fleet of... »

AirAsia to launch Delhi services from May 21


Budget carrier AirAsia India will spread its wings to the national capital with the launch of its services from here tomorrow, nearly a year after it commenced operations in the country.The... »

Air Asia chief: I still believe in the market and hope to achieve our growth plans

Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India (file photo)

Ashwini Phadnis

AirAsia India turns one on June 12 this year. On the eve of the first anniversary, Mittu Chandilya, Chief Executive Officer of the airline, spoke with BusinessLine and explains why th... »

DP World says no to CAG audit at Vallarpadam terminal

The international container terminal in Vallarpadam, Kochi. - KKMUSTAFAH

V Sajeev Kumar

DP World, the container terminal operator in Kochi Port, has turned down the Centre’s move to carry out a performance audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) at Vallarpadam termi... »

Chennai Metro stumped after Russian JV partner takes flight

Unbundling: who benefits?

NHAI may extend loans to clear stuck road projects

Kerala nod to DMRC on twin 'light metro' projects; rejects PPP mode

Kakinada SEZ to turn Chinese manufacturing hub

‘Our business, sales have been strong in India this year’

Special trains to be run on Chennai-Coimbatore route

IRCTC sets valuation process rolling

Eastern Railway sets 72 mt freight traffic target

Our Bureau

The Eastern Railway has set a freight movement target of 72 million tonnes for 2015-16. During 2014-15, it moved 67.25 million tonnes of freight. Eastern Railway predominantly moves coal – 67 per... »

Rail union rejects Debroy report

Our Bureau

Wherever the railway system has been privatised, government subsidy to the system has increased five-six times and passenger and freight charges have also increased subsequently, Shiva Gop... »

Minister favours airfare cap, says predatory pricing a big issue

Last week, a group of parliamentarians lodged a fresh complaint with the CCI against the airlines.


Making a case for the capping of economy class airfares, which skyrocket during peak travel seasons and hit rock bottom in lean periods, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has... »

Box mover Arshiya Rail seeks lower freight for steel items

Mamuni Das

Container train operator Arshiya Rail has written to the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, seeking freight rate relaxation for moving finished steel products on rakes. The Indian Rail... »

Kempegowda Intl Airport pays tribute to JRD Tata

Kempegowda International Airport provides a water cannon salute to commemorate the arrival of AirAsia India’s fourth A320 in Bengaluru.

Anil Urs

Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL), Bengaluru paid tribute to ‘Father of Indian Aviation’ - JRD Tata.KIAL gave a water cannon salute to commemorate the arrival of AirAsia India’s fourth... »

SPV formed for Greenfiled airport at Bhogapuram

V Rishi Kumar

A special purpose vehicle has been formed for the development of the proposed Greenfiled airport at Bhogapuram in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. The State Government is taking... »

SpiceJet promo offer gets ‘big response’


No-frills carrier SpiceJet today claimed its bookings surged by 400 per cent on day one of its three-day special promotional fares scheme “Celebration”, in which the airline has offered an all-inc... »

Jet Airways allows ‘choice’ seat bookings through agents


Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday said its customers can now book their seat of choice through travel agents as well, a pre—paid facility which so far was available only on the airline’s we... »

All-party meet on Vizhinjam on June 3

Public debate Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a public discussion on the Vizhinjam port and light metro
projects organised by the district Congress committee in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday S GOPAKUMAR

Vinson Kurian

The State Cabinet has decided to postpone a decision on awarding the Vizhinjam mega port project to Adani Ports and SEZ till an all-party convened here on June 3. The Adanis were the sol... »

First section of metro rail to be operational soon

A file photo of Chennai Metro Rail c

Our Bureau

The stage is set for inauguration of the 10-km Chennai metro rail between Koyambedu and Alandur with the Ministry of Urban Development clearing the rail operations on a single line.A... »

The airport that almost didn’t happen

SpiceJet launches special fares to mark 10th birthday

Public sector to implement ‘light metro’ projects coming up in Kerala

JNPT net up 14% at Rs 312 cr in six months ended March 2015

Andal airport receives first flight

Indore railway station gets 20 kw solar power plant

Govt to go ahead with performance audit of Vallarpadam container terminal

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