May 07, 2021 06:25 PM IST
The accusation comes hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised the Narendra Modi government for executing the project, terming it a "criminal wastage", while asking the dispensation to focus on people's lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mar 27, 2021 04:36 PM IST
The civil aviation minister has confirmed that the government is determined and there is no hesitation in taking the disinvestment decision.
- Mar 24, 2021 04:02 PM IST
The lockdown and pandemic-related travel restrictions badly hit the Indian airlines. Revenues of major Indian scheduled carriers fell from Rs 46,711 crore during April-September 2019 to about Rs 11,810 crore during the same period in 2020, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Rajya Sabha last month.
- Mar 19, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the ministry has decided to retain the permissible limit of flyers to 80 percent of the schedule as number of air passengers decline due to COVID-19 restrictions and imposition of compulsory RT-PCR test.
- Mar 10, 2021 05:53 PM IST
IndiGo’s OTP was highest among the three airlines in November and December last year too, stated data presented by Hardeep Singh Puri in his written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
- Mar 10, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri told the Lok Sabha that the Bill would give protection to unauthorised colonies from sealing till December 31, 2023.
- Feb 27, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Stating that civil aviation is the critical driver of economic growth, he said that between 2013-14 and 2019-20, the country's domestic traffic growth has been 14 per cent.
- Feb 19, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Puri also explained the Members of Parliament about various steps taken by this ministry during the COVID-9 pandemic for the benefit of people as well as the aviation sector, said the statement.
- Feb 12, 2021 03:43 PM IST
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri said the equalisation levy collection stood at Rs 338.6 crore in 2016-17, Rs 589.4 crore in 2017-18 and Rs 938.9 crore in 2018-19.
- Feb 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Puri further said the floor and the ceiling price on airfares was an extraordinary measure which was necessitated by an extraordinary situation.
- Feb 10, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Scheduled international passenger traffic continues to remain suspended in India since March 23, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Feb 08, 2021 06:26 PM IST
A total of 2,87,210 passengers flew on 2,230 flights on February 7, 2021 - the highest since the resumption of domestic operations on May 25, 2020, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri.
- Feb 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST
At present, the Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, has been given the Bilaspur-Prayagraj-Delhi route.
- Jan 18, 2021 04:13 PM IST
At the inaugural ceremony of 5-day e-IGJS (International Gem and Jewellery Show) organised by Gem Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the minister stated that the trade fair at an ideal time as demand for gems and jewellery from all of the major markets is picking up with the rollout of vaccines against COVID-19, which has already started in India.
- Jan 15, 2021 04:09 PM IST
Currently, the evaluation of Expressions of Interest is going on. According to the report, transaction advisors are in touch with interested bidders regarding their queries.
- Jan 14, 2021 07:53 PM IST
The extension has five new stations beyond Yelachenahalli Metro Station on the currently operational line — Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajarahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.
- Jan 11, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Previously, rating agency ICRA had said that relaxation in aircraft capacity deployment, coupled with festive season air travel demand helped recovery in the domestic traffic with passenger volume.
- Jan 05, 2021 08:46 PM IST
According to the government's latest proposal for the redevelopment of the Central Vista, the prime minister's new residential complex will have 10 four-storey buildings with a maximum height of 12 metres.
- Jan 01, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Operations till January 23 will be restricted to 15 flights per week each for carriers of the two countries to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad only, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.
- Dec 29, 2020 09:26 PM IST
The Union Civil Aviation Ministry confirmed Air India's second phase of the strategic disinvestment from January 5, 2021. The process will begin with the announcement of the names of the qualified bidders.
- Dec 22, 2020 04:48 PM IST
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the government may shortlist bidders for Air India by January 5.
- Dec 18, 2020 06:43 PM IST
CREDAI has requested PM Modi to take urgent steps to arrest the cement and steel price rise for survival of the real estate sector in the country.
- Dec 09, 2020 07:21 PM IST
In addition to Hyderabad-Chicago direct flight, Air India also plans to connect Bengaluru and San Francisco from next month.
- Dec 03, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said the domestic operations in India, which recommenced with 30,000 passengers on May 25, have touched a high of 2.52 lakh passengers till November 30, 2020
- Nov 19, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Hardeep Singh Puri said the challenge is to ensure that no life of any sewer or septic tank cleaner is ever lost again owing to the issue of "hazardous cleaning”.