Category: Aviation & Airports

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Rlys to rope in contractor for LNG locomotive project

Rlys to rope in contractor for LNG locomotive project

In an attempt to reduce the operating cost of locomotives, Indian Railways plans to set up a locomotive prototype equipped with a single gas turbine operating on LNG. For this purpose, the Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), which is the research arm of Indian Railways, sought application from interested contractors who could develop such a locomotive

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Idukki airport project gets nod from defence ministry

Idukki airport project gets nod from defence ministry

Union Ministry of Defence has given in principal clearance for the proposed feeder airport in Idukki district. Kerala State Industries Development Corporation (KSIDC) informed this in the document inviting expression of interest for the project. In this manner, ball has been set rolling for the development of a proposed feeder airport in the hilly district in central

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ADF in Mumbai, Delhi to stay at lower sum

ADF in Mumbai, Delhi to stay at lower sum

The Union government is now plans to lower the airport development fees by spreading it over a longer tenure. The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation had on October 16 asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to infuse more equity into Delhi and Mumbai airports so that the Airport Development Fee (ADF) that is charged from passengers flying into these airports can be scrapped from January 1.

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GMR Infra starts toll collection on Hungund-Hospet road

GMR Infra starts toll collection on Hungund-Hospet road

GMR Infrastructure has commenced partial toll collection on Hungund-Hospet road. Toll collection has started at two out of three toll plazas of the project, said a company release. The company is executing the four-laning road project of Hungund-Hospet section of NH-13 on toll basis under NHDP - Phase III.

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AAI deplores poor condition of Kolkata airport road

AAI deplores poor condition of Kolkata airport road

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on November 30 expressed its resentment over the poor city road infrastructure causing trouble to fliers from the Kolkata airport. The AAI's criticism has come barely two months before the airport is slated to throw open to the public its brand new terminal.

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West Bengal’s 1st pvt airport to take off by April

West Bengal’s 1st pvt airport to take off by April

The first private airport of West Bengal is expected to be operational at Durgapur — approximately 200 km south of Kolkata by March-April next year. The airport is being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis (BAPL), a venture involving four Indian companies and the Singapore-based Changi Airports International.

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West Bengal’s 1st pvt airport to take off by April

West Bengal’s 1st pvt airport to take off by April

The first private airport of West Bengal is expected to be operational at Durgapur — approximately 200 km south of Kolkata by March-April next year. The airport is being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis (BAPL), a venture involving four Indian companies and the Singapore-based Changi Airports International.

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GVK to upgrade Bali airport

GVK to upgrade Bali airport

For the operation, management and development of commercial facilities at Denpasar International Airport in Bali of Indonesia, GVK Power & Infrastructure has entered into an agreement. The Hyderabad-based diversified infrastructure company has signed a management contract with the Airports Authority of Indonesia, (Angkasa Pura Airports API), the Indonesian Government airport operator to manage the non-aeronau­tical commercial operations at Indonesia’s second busiest Bali (Denpasar) International

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Wait gets longer for Navi Mumbai airport

Wait gets longer for Navi Mumbai airport

Bidding process for Navi Mumbai airport will be taken up by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) only after comp­leting the crucial land acqui­sition process. But this could delay the project and further push up costs.Although the project recei­ved environmental clea­rance in November 2010, it has been stuck largely due to delays in land acquisition and lack of approval from the Centre for the issue of a formal Request for Qualification (RFQ) from bi­dders.

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Kolkata Airport Metro Delay

Kolkata Airport Metro Delay

Change in design and delay on the part of Railway Board to approve cost escalation, may affect the implementation schedule of the proposed Airport-New Garia Metro link in Kolkata. Originally estimated to cost Rs 3,951 crore, the project is already one year behind the scheduled deadline of 2015.