BHEL to supply electric buses for Gorakhpur airport

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, India’s largest electrical equipment maker, said it has won a contract to supply electric buses for the Gorakhpur airport. A new airport for the Uttar Pradesh city, spread over 300 acres, will be set up on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway. At present, there is a small airport at Gorakhpur which is serviced […]

Kerala Coronavirus family blames immigration officials for blunder

The Ranni, Kerala-based family that is being blamed for spreading Coronavirus in the state said they disclosed their Italian connection to immigration officials, but were allowed to walk out without any screening. “We did tell them,” said the young man in the three-member family in a widely-circulated audio message. “We told them we are coming […]

Land acquisition for NOIDA Jewar Airport practically complete

The Uttar Pradesh government has awarded compensation of Rs 951.44 cr for the acquisition of 1,238 hectares required for the construction of the new NOIDA airport at Jewar on the outskirts of Delhi, Union Civil Aviation Ministry said. The land for which compensation has been declared comes to 99.8% of the private land that has […]

Reliance Infra gets LoA for Hirasar airport in Gujarat

Anil Ambani Group’s construction arm Reliance Infrastructure said it has got the letter of award for a Rs 648 crore contract to build a new greenfield Airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat. The airport is to be completed within 30 months. The new airport is being constructed at a location near National Highway […]

L&T gets “mega” contract to construct an airport

Larsen & Toubro, India’s biggest construction firm, said it has secured a mega contract for design and construction of a major airport. Mega contracts are defined as those that will generate more than Rs 7,000 cr of revenue for the company. In October, Larsen & Toubro had won a Rs 3,036 cr order to build […]

Nine years on, Delhi Airport runway still waiting for Shiv statue to move

Authorities at Delhi International Airport have been waiting for nearly nine years for a religious trust to lower the height of a statue to make full use of one of Asia’s longest runways. It was in 1989 that the Airport Authority had given permission to Jaya Shree Charity Trust to build a Shiva statue with a […]

Airports Authority identifies eight airports for real estate development

Airports Authority of India said it has identified eight airports where it intends to carry out commercial real estate development once the government relaxes the relevant rule. The airports are Lucknow, Kolkata, Amritsar, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Jaipur, Raipur and Tirupati, it said in a statement. Separately, the Airports Authority — which owns and operates most of […]