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  • Hardeep Singh Puri hits back at Congress for attacking govt over Central Vista redevelopment project May 07, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Hardeep Singh Puri hits back at Congress for attacking govt over Central Vista redevelopment project

    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.

  • Air India will be 100% divested, choice is between disinvestment and closing down: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 27, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Air India will be 100% divested, choice is between disinvestment and closing down: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The civil aviation minister has confirmed that the government is determined and there is no hesitation in taking the disinvestment decision.

  • One year of lockdown: Domestic aviation sector on recovery path, hiccups due to pandemic remain Mar 24, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    One year of lockdown: Domestic aviation sector on recovery path, hiccups due to pandemic remain

    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.

  • Domestic flight tickets to cost more; govt raises minimum fares by 5% Mar 19, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Domestic flight tickets to cost more; govt raises minimum fares by 5%

    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.

  • IndiGo, SpiceJet & GoAir had on-time performance of 93.7%, 76.9% and 72.8% in January: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 10, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    IndiGo, SpiceJet & GoAir had on-time performance of 93.7%, 76.9% and 72.8% in January: Hardeep Singh Puri

    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.

  • Parliament passes bill to regularise unauthorised colonies in Delhi Mar 10, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Parliament passes bill to regularise unauthorised colonies in Delhi

    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.

  • Domestic air traffic may be back to full pre-COVID-19 level by summer: Hardeep Puri Feb 27, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Domestic air traffic may be back to full pre-COVID-19 level by summer: Hardeep Puri

    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.

  • Govt likely to remove fare band, lift other restrictions on aviation sector: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 19, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Govt likely to remove fare band, lift other restrictions on aviation sector: Hardeep Singh Puri

    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.

  • Govt collects Rs 1,492 crore equalisation levy between April 2020 - January 2021 Feb 12, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Govt collects Rs 1,492 crore equalisation levy between April 2020 - January 2021

    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.

  • Price bands in airfares to be discontinued with flight services reaching pre-COVID level: Puri Feb 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Price bands in airfares to be discontinued with flight services reaching pre-COVID level: Puri

    Puri further said the floor and the ceiling price on airfares was an extraordinary measure which was necessitated by an extraordinary situation.

  • International passenger traffic fell by 90.56% in March-December 2020: Govt Feb 10, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    International passenger traffic fell by 90.56% in March-December 2020: Govt

    Scheduled international passenger traffic continues to remain suspended in India since March 23, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Domestic aviation numbers highest since May 2020, within touching distance of pre-COVID period: Hardeep Puri Feb 08, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Domestic aviation numbers highest since May 2020, within touching distance of pre-COVID period: Hardeep Puri

    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.

  • Govt targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    Govt targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme: Hardeep Singh Puri

    At present, the Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, has been given the Bilaspur-Prayagraj-Delhi route.

  • Gem, jewellery sector viewed as thrust area for export promotion: Hardeep Singh Puri Jan 18, 2021 04:13 PM IST

    Gem, jewellery sector viewed as thrust area for export promotion: Hardeep Singh Puri

    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.

  • Air India privatisation: Govt may intimate qualified bidders by January 30 Jan 15, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    Air India privatisation: Govt may intimate qualified bidders by January 30

    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.

  • Namma Metro's 6 km Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute stretch flagged-off Jan 14, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Namma Metro's 6 km Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute stretch flagged-off

    The extension has five new stations beyond Yelachenahalli Metro Station on the currently operational line — Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajarahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute.

  • Soaring High: India records highest number of passengers on flights since May Jan 11, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Soaring High: India records highest number of passengers on flights since May

    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.

  • New building will represent aspirations of India, says Hardeep Singh Puri on Central Vista project Jan 05, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    New building will represent aspirations of India, says Hardeep Singh Puri on Central Vista project

    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.

  • Flights from India to UK to resume from January 6, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarifies Jan 01, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Flights from India to UK to resume from January 6, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarifies

    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.

  • Air India made cash loss of Rs 3,600 crore in FY 2019-20: Rajiv Bansal Dec 29, 2020 09:26 PM IST

    Air India made cash loss of Rs 3,600 crore in FY 2019-20: Rajiv Bansal

    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.

  • A number of credible bidders available for Air India, says Hardeep Singh Puri Dec 22, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    A number of credible bidders available for Air India, says Hardeep Singh Puri

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the government may shortlist bidders for Air India by January 5.

  • CREDAI urges PM Narendra Modi to curb cartelisation by cement, steel manufacturers Dec 18, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    CREDAI urges PM Narendra Modi to curb cartelisation by cement, steel manufacturers

    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.

  • Air India to begin Hyderabad-Chicago non-stop flight service from January 15 Dec 09, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    Air India to begin Hyderabad-Chicago non-stop flight service from January 15

    In addition to Hyderabad-Chicago direct flight, Air India also plans to connect Bengaluru and San Francisco from next month.

  • Government allows domestic airlines to operate at 80% of pre-Covid capacity Dec 03, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    Government allows domestic airlines to operate at 80% of pre-Covid capacity

    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

  • Hardeep Singh Puri launches scheme to mechanise sewer, septic tank cleaning operations in 243 cities by April 30 Nov 19, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Hardeep Singh Puri launches scheme to mechanise sewer, septic tank cleaning operations in 243 cities by April 30

    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”.

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