Sharmistha Mukherjee

Articles By Sharmistha Mukherjee

FinMin okays 2% fee on metro air routes for regional fund

Fares may be capped at Rs 2,500 per flying hour

New economic corridors: India on road to redefine trade ties with South Asian neighbours

Currently, the connectivity through the sea route with Bangladesh is through Colombo and Singapore ports, which, being circuitous, adds to transportation costs.

Nestle’s Maggi makes a comeback without major brand ambassadors

Maggi would now be available across the country except in Bihar, Odisha, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where the company is yet to secure the requisite clearances.

Improved economic activity to fuel automobiles sales

Vehicle sales across categories registered a 13.91 per cent increase to 20,35,821 units in October from 17,87,160 units in the corresponding month.

Govt may levy 2% charge on flight tickets from January

The civil aviation ministry is looking at levying a charge of 2 per cent on all domestic and international flight tickets sold within the country to subsidise air travel on regional routes.

User development fee: Flying out of Hyderabad airport gets more expensive

The DGCA circular came post an order from the high court in Hyderabad which permitted the airport operator to charge UDF earlier this month.

Small town connect: Fares may hit air pocket

Incentivising airlines to fly to unconnected destinations will not only drastically cut travel time but also help bridge the fare gap with railways, thereby catalysing the masses to avail of air travel options.

After an 8-year hiatus, Air Canada returns to India with Boeing 787-9

It earlier used to have a 'nonstop' flight utilising an Airbus 340 from Delhi to Toronto with a fuelling halt in Zurich.

In aviation policy draft, government seeks to help everyone fly

The aviation ministry is looking at an upfront subsidy to airlines so that the cost of air travel on certain routes would be brought within reach for the common man at about Rs 2500 per flying hour.

After PM intervention, MoCA drops plan to regulate fares

Officials asked to refrain from checks which can distort market economics.

Maruti Baleno drives into premium segment, wants to push rivals off the road

The Baleno — to hit roads on October 26 — will take on the likes of Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai Elite i20.

Cathay Pacific considering new destinations in India

With India projected to become the third largest aviation market in the world by the end of the decade, Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways have started examining traffic potential on routes beyond the six metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad to add new points of calls and launch new services once […]

Food, check-in biggest pains for passengers: Phee Teik Yeoh, chief executive officer, Vistara

Vistara’s CEO Phee Teik Yeoh outlines for Sharmistha Mukherjee the many learnings — a revamped menu, easier check-in, premium economy offering — the airline has integrated into its workings to enhance consumer experience.

Overspeeding, overloading: Enforcement vs self-regulation

The issue of enforcement as opposed to self-regulation lies at the heart of the debate which precipitated into the recent transport strike.

Truckers strike enter day 3: Probe suggests strike aimed mainly against weigh-in-motion tolls

The transporters’ strike entered into its third day disrupting supply of goods across the country.

Proposal to upgrade 22,000 km of NH at the cost of 4 lakh cr

The road transport ministry will soon seek cabinet approval to lower the current traffic threshold for upgrading two-lane national highways to four-lane highways. The clearance is expected to come later this month.

Speed governors: States lag in enforcement

Even in states where notifications have been issued, there are lapses in the implementation process as no regulations have been put in place to the fitment process.

No-frills airports need limited private participation

As per data available with Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, investments of $40-50 billion are needed to expand/upgrade airport infrastructure across the country to meet the demands for excess capacity arising from estimated traffic projections.

Ahead of Modi’s visit, US investors show interest in highway projects

New projects worth $45 bn under NHDP discussed.

Only states have power to investigate auto makers

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleged that the German automaker had used software to trick regulators measuring toxic emissions on its diesel vehicles between 2008 and 2015.