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PMAY

Centre approves 1.12 lakh more houses under PMAY-Urban

According to the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, which is mandated to implement the scheme, the total number of houses being funded under the...
community sites

Haryana govt to push developers on unused community sites

Officials plan to examine community sites which are lying vacant or have been transferred to schools, hospitals and other establishments by creating third party...
DMRC

Delhi Metro Violet Line: Trial runs begin on Escorts Mujesar-Ballabhgarh section

The section is slated for opening in September or October, subject to approval by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety, a DMRC spokesperson said....
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

JNPT to pick up 70% stake in Rs 8,000 crore Indore-Manmad rail line: Gadkari

The minister last December had announced the project, which is part of de-congesting the clogged Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and also to connect...
Mumbai port

India’s first luxury cruise line service between Mumbai-Goa to begin from October 1

The ministry is investing Rs 1,000 crore to build a cruise terminal in the Mumbai port area on the east coastline of the financial...
rajdhani

Rajdhani and Duronto Express trains to have more AC III-tier coaches; AC II-tier on...

This will be initially applicable to those trains where the number of AC-II passengers is low, and at least 250 such coaches across the...
DGCA

Spiralling aviation fuel; biofuel-driven plane could take to Indian skies soon

No frills carrier SpiceJet will test a plane on Monday that uses biofuel. It could be a small turboporp, with officials from DGCA and...
India plans to slash threshold limit of land for NH works

India plans to slash threshold limit of land for NH works

Currently, 80 percent land required for a National Highway project needs to be acquired prior to the commencement of the project. The Government of...
List of Ultra-Mega Solar Parks in India

India’s Ultra-Mega Solar Parks

Before India’s National Solar Mission in 2010, the total installed capacity of power generation from solar was 17 MW. Currently, the total installed capacity...
Ladakh solar plant

Single tender to be called for Ladakh solar plant, RK Singh

The demand for power in India is growing steadily. It is growing at a brisk pace or 6 per cent per year, according to Energy...
Train 18

Engine-less Indian Railways train to replace Shatabdi

Recently, official sources quoted in an IANS report stated that from September, the Indian Railways will start the testing of the much awaited semi-high...
smart cities

97 SPVs formed to execute projects under Smart Cities Mission: Ministry

Tenders have been issued for another 1,686 projects worth more than Rs 63,000 crore in various smart cities while 1,200 projects worth more than...
airline

Air India likely to get Rs 980 crore next week

Reportedly, the carrier is separately raising a short-term loan of Rs 1,500 crore from Bank of Baroda. The state-run airline owes around Rs 1,800...
noida metro aqua line

Noida Metro Aqua Line: Several women operators to drive trains on this new line

According to a ToI report, Nikita is a BTech graduate and is a part of the 154-strong contingent, who are being trained as train...
shri ramayana yatra express

Shri Ramayana Yatra Express tour package Madurai to Nepal by IRCTC

The journey will cover many iconic destinations associated with the famous Indian epic Ramayana, in a 15-day all inclusive tour package spread across India...
centrally sponsored welfare

About 4,500 houses built for rural poor in Himachal Pradesh: CM

While presiding over a meeting to review the centrally sponsored welfare schemes, Thakur said that state government was ensuring effective implementation of various such...
AAI

Residents of 17 buildings near Surat airport oppose demolition notice

Developers and residents of 17 buildings have been served with violation notices by the AAI and they have been asked to demolish the structures...
skyscrapers

Singapore’s architectural history under threat from redevelopment frenzy

The land-starved island is known for its gleaming skyscrapers and contemporary architectural designs that punctuate its skyline like the Marina Bay Sands hotel, which...
high-speed rail project

India’s first bullet train between Ahmedabad-Mumbai run only in Gujarat

While indications are the high-speed rail project will be able to overcome land-related issues in Gujarat, the protests in Maharashtra are continuing. In a...
north Kashmir

No Indian Railways train services on Banihal-Baramulla section till August 24

The train services on the section in north Kashmir region shall remain suspended from August 22 to 24 as per an advisory issued by...