Study disputes effectiveness of govt’s optical fibre project

Study disputes effectiveness of govt’s optical fibre project

A survey by DEF has found that only 67% of the panchayats were connected to the fibre-optic backbone in the pilot phase of the NOFN project
Railways to float SPVs with state governments

Railways to float SPVs with state governments

Under the model, railways and the respective state governments will have an equity stake in the SPVs
Govt plans to convert 101 rivers into waterways: Nitin Gadkari

Govt plans to convert 101 rivers into waterways: Nitin Gadkari

The government has so far declared only five river stretches as waterways
Aviation minister indicates Delhi may need second airport

Aviation minister indicates Delhi may need second airport

Existing rules bar a second airport from coming up within 150km of a current airport
SC raps NHAI on eastern peripheral highway construction

SC raps NHAI on eastern peripheral highway construction

A three-judge Supreme Court bench said it refused to extend the time any further for the NHAI to complete the project
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