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Marking a reversal of its earlier stance, the government plans to incentivize hybrid vehicles along with electric vehicles to encourage green mobility, curbing air pollution and oil imports. The heavy industry department has firmed up a proposal to extend incentives linked to battery size under phase II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid …

Uttar Pradesh is in love with expressways, be it any political dispensation in the state. While Mayawati as chief minister championed the case of twin expressways in Noida and Agra, Akhilesh Yadav constructed the expressway from Agra till Lucknow. Yogi Adityanath is now set to outdo his predecessors. By the time Yogi’s tenure ends in …

Piaggio Vehicles, an Italian automaker from the group that makes Vespa and Piaggio scooters, plans to revamp its transporter and freighter portfolio with an unprecedented 21 new models complying with strict emission standards that India would adopt next year. For Piaggio, India accounts for a fourth of its global turnover. The new portfolio of electric, …

The government has grown the proposed investment in 17 enterprises under the shipping ministry to Rs 5,778 crore for 2019-20 in order to boost the ‘blue economy’. The anticipated investment in these enterprises that include 12 major ports is Rs 5,548.12 crore in 2018-19, according to the revised numbers in the recent budget document. The …

At least six passengers died and 29 others were injured early Sunday when a rail fracture caused 11 bogies of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express to jump the tracks in Bihar’s Vaishali district, railway and police officials stated. The 12487 Jogbani-Anand ViharSeemanchal Express came from Jogbani in Kishanganj district and the accident took place around 4 …

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday stated India would lead the world in the transportation sector, with electric vehicles (EVs) and energy storage devices set to play a leading role in the segment. Presenting the Interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal also said the utilization of such green technologies would help the country …

Bombardier Transportation stated on Friday that being a global supplier for commuter and intercity trains along with semi-high speed (up to 200 km p/h) and high-speed trains (from 250 to 380 km p/h), it is keen to help Indian Railways efforts to increase train speeds and improve passenger comfort. Referring to the Interim Budget 2019, …

Narendra Modi rode to power five years ago on his business-friendly credentials and the promise of creating millions of jobs. Now an airline is on the verge of collapse, bringing Modi’s position under attack just months before national elections. Struggling in a competitive market where basic air fares can get as low as 2 cents, …

A Delhi court on Saturday extended till January 28 the interim bail granted to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj also elongated the interim bail granted to Prasad’s wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in …

India is hopeful to wholly operationalize the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran soon, and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. Mr.  Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif visited him, stated the …

Air India on Friday announced the launch of new flights to Allahabad from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Kolkata to support the movement of passengers during the Kumbh Mela. The new flights will work from January 13 to March 30, an official statement said. Air India said the new flight on Delhi-Allahabad route will operate on five …

The Centre on Wednesday confirmed it has declared the passports of 23 Indians as “lost” after learning that the documents were misplaced by the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi. “The Ministry of External Affairs has received information that a total of 23 passports have been misplaced by the High Commission of Pakistan in New …