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405 routes now operational under UDAN scheme

405 routes now operational under UDAN scheme

The AAI has awarded 948 routes under UDAN scheme The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded 948 routes, of which, 405 routes including 65 airports with eight heliports as well as two water aerodromes have been operationalised as of 9th March 2022 under Ude Deshka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Scheme.The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched...

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MNRE to implement Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II

MNRE to implement Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II

Target of 4,000 MW RTS capacity addition in residential sector The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is executing Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II, for which the guidelines were released in August 2019.Under this Programme, 4,000 MW rooftop solar (RTS) capacity addition is targeted in the residential sector via Central Financial Assistance (CFA). CFA up...

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Punjab floats tender for 217 MW solar projects under PM-KUSUM

Punjab floats tender for 217 MW solar projects under PM-KUSUM

The solar power projects are under Component-A of PM KUSUM Scheme The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited bids from farmers, groups of farmers, panchayats, cooperatives, farmer producer organisations (FPOs) and water use associations in Punjab for the construction of 217 MW solar power plants under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan...

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Adani Group to acquire new space for Thiruvananthapuram airport

Adani Group to acquire new space for Thiruvananthapuram airport

Newly proposed acquisition located in a near proximity of airport Adani Group had taken over the control to run the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport last year in October 2021, and now it has put a pedal to transform it into a world-class project. The newly proposed acquisition is of a state-of-the-art building which will be situated...

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NHAI initiates DPR for new Mysuru-Kerala NH project

NHAI initiates DPR for new Mysuru-Kerala NH project

The proposed stretch was identified using the Bharatmala Pariyojana The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started a new detailed project report (DPR) for a new road between Mysuru and Kerala, despite protests from activists.The Mysuru-Malabar National Highway project connects Bengaluru, Mandya, and Mysuru with Kozhikode.Bharatmala Pariyojana has been used to identify the proposed...

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HMT Machine Tools Ajmer develops grinding machine for railway axles

HMT Machine Tools Ajmer develops grinding machine for railway axles

Equipment to cost less than half of the imported ones On Sunday HMT Machine Tools Ajmer, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMT Limited, said that it developed a highly-productive grinding machine that might cost less than half of the imported equipment for the railway axles.Indian Railways is importing the equipment from European countries as...

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Tata Steel completes maiden multi-modal shipment of TMT bars

Tata Steel completes maiden multi-modal shipment of TMT bars

Multimodal logistics via waterways will decarbonise the steel sector Tata Steel had shipped about 1,800 tonnes of finished steel products from Haldia Port in West Bengal to Pandu Port in Assam using the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) route through the Brahmaputra River.The products, including TMT bars, arrived at Haldia on rail before loading into river barges...

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Kochi airport to be power-positive with new solar plant

Kochi airport to be power-positive with new solar plant

CM P Vijayan to inaugurate the solar power plant on March 6 Cochin International Airport which is the world’s first airport to be powered by solar energy will now become power positive through the commissioning of their new solar power plant near Payyanur, Kannur district, Kerala.On Sunday, CIAL Managing Director S Suhas said that Chief...

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Gadkari to lay foundation stone for many highway works

Gadkari to lay foundation stone for many highway works

Gadkari to relaunch widening work for NH 75 after 6 years As National Highway infrastructure in coastal Karnataka continues to stay terrible despite BJP’s claim of having double engine governments for development in Karnataka, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari will be in Mangaluru on Monday to lay the foundation stone for many highway works, comprising...