NTPC has invited bids from global suppliers to meet fuel requirement for its 12 power plants. The company intends to import 7 million tonne (mt) of coal in the first phase to meet blending requirements for its projects.
In its 12th Plan document, the Planning Commission has pitched for a regulator in the road sector in the country for determining tariff and service quality. There is no independent regulatory authority for country's roads and highways sector, the Commission said. The Commission said that there is a need for a regulator whose key functions should include tariff setting, regulation of service quality, assessment of concessionaire claims, collection and dissemination of sector information,