The consultants for whom the Japanese want exemption are employed with Japan International Consultants and JE, the two Japanese firms engaged in design aspects of the project and given a grant by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The licensee for the train, PK Shefi, told The Indian Express that the paper got circulated as a supplement inserted by the vendor into the approved newspapers. But a passenger who found the paper tweeted that it was not an “insert”.
During the meeting, Pawar said, he also complained about the delay by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in approving the 12 names recommended by the State Cabinet for nomination to the Legislative Council.
Since April 1 last year to March 10 this year, around 8,278 km of highways have been constructed. By the end of February, the length of highways built stood at 8,045 km, a shortfall of almost 3,000 km when compared to the progress by this time last fiscal.
Presenting a blow by blow rebuttal to Opposition charges about the Kashmir after the removal of Article 370 in 2019, a combative Sitharaman said that Kashmiris were denied rights enshrined by Constitution all these years.
The system is particularly crucial for Prayagraj-based North Central Railway, which saw over 6,500 of the 26,000 cases of cattle run over that were recorded in 2020-21. Covering over 3,000 km of tracks, this zone hosts parts of the high-profile Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai corridors.
The Budget has announced 400 more of these semi-high-speed trains in the next 3 years. What is the timeline for the rollout, what will it cost, and how will the new trains be different from the two already running?
The proposed Rs 63,943-crore K-Rail, officially titled SilverLine, is being promoted by Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL), which is a joint venture of the state government and the Rail Ministry. The project has faced stiff opposition across the state.
On Monday, thousands of candidates who had appeared for the Railways' recruitment exam protested in Bihar against the results released earlier this month. What posts was the exam for? What is the controversy, and how has Railways responded?
The NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2021, moved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeks to correct what the government termed a “clerical error”, which was rectified by an ordinance promulgated in September this year and the Bill is to effect that change into the Act.
This decision effectively restores train services to the pre-pandemic state. Ready-to-eat meals, however, will continue to be served on demand. The cooked food service may start from December 1, or even earlier, subject to how prepared licensees are.
Instead of PPP, Railways has decided to return to the old Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) model of execution, The Indian Express has learnt. Under this model, it will be the paymaster of the work to be carried out by construction firms.