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Govt to offer 50-year lease to privatise six airports
To make it attractive for prospective bidders, entire non-air side development for commercial purposes, such as building hotels or malls, will be allowed, said sources.
India sets new solar capacity target of 100,000 MW by 2022
In the first phase under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the governme...
No Indian worker held captive in Sri Lanka: Government
The balance funding will come from various other such sources like state governments, ...
DoT mulls providing Internet via MSOs, cable operators
Aiming to increase broadband penetration in smaller cities, the DoT is planning to use Multiple System Operators and cable operators to provide broadband connectivity.
More insurance, pension funds needed in core
The government must spread long-term savings such as insurance and pension funds across the infrastructure sector by lifting curbs on big-ticket investments, a move that will help meet the lofty investment targets set by the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, the Economic Survey said.
Guwahati airport to be directly connected to seven countries
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the new generation wants a new wave of change, which catapult development and employment generation in the northeast.
Government invites bids for international UDAN flights
The bids could be submitted to the AAI by November 22, according to the notice inviting e-proposals.
Funds for housing urban poor, solar power get cabinet okay
The union cabinet also approved a fund for solar power producers to cover defaults to state electricity boards to reduce payment risk.
Slum fight: Govt banks on pvt funds
Moving on its ambitious target to make India slum free over the next five years, UPA government is finalising guidelines which hugely bank on substantial participation of private players under the Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana as a ‘‘ fund starved’ ’ Centre need private funds to ensure affordable housing to homeless millions.
NHAI receives 167 bids for eastern expressway hints at revamp of sector
According to senior officials, the project has now drawn interest from international as well as domestic companies.
Government gives nod for installing solar plants in defence sector
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for setting up over 300 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects by defence establishments and paramilitary forces in the country under an ambitious solar mission of the government.
Narendra Modi government's big solar push: Several power projects announced
The Cabinet approved setting up of 25 solar parks of 500 MW capacity each, as also Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects worth Rs 4,050 crore.
1.5 years after launch, UDAN remains a mixed bag as two airlines fail to perform
According to the AAI data for the 17 months of UDAN, a total of 15,723 flights were operated by seven airlines on about 60 routes.
Govt doubles funding for PPP highway projects
In a bid to attract private developers for six-laning of the ambitious golden quadrilateral (GQ) highways project through public-private partnership.
TRAI suggests over Rs 2,400 crore telecom plan for two island Union Territories
Telecom regulator TRAI recommended an initial plan costing over Rs 2,400 crore to connect Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
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