Truckers in crisis: Despite empty roads, drivers say it takes longer to make deliveries; police harassment throws spanner in work
The government had exempted truckers carrying food, medicine and other essential items from the nationwide lockdown that started on 25 March
Coronavirus Outbreak: Railways misses freight loading target by 15 million tonnes, earnings dip by Rs 2,129 cr
Indian Railways, which was on its way till February to not just meet but surpass its freight loading target, will end 2019-20 with 15.7 million tonnes less than the previous financial year’s 1,212.56 million tonnes, official figures show
The ongoing economic growth slowdown will have an adverse impact on trucking fleet operators' revenues and ability to repay loans, global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service warned on Thursday
Jet Airways used to handle around 12 percent of the overall freight, which is almost at par with the market share which the Naresh Goyal-led airline had before coming to a halt last week
Railways wants to triple freight traffic to 3 bn tonne by 2030, have 50% share in goods movement, says Piyush Goyal
The plan is to increase the railways' share in the overall goods movement to 50 percent from the current share of around 35 percent.
The government has decided to take up 30 of these waterways for development in the next three years
At least six new mega ports have been cleared to be built under the ambitious Sagarmala Project, taken up by the Ministry of Shipping.
Sagarmala, India's port modernisation project, can save up to Rs 40,000 cr in logistics, says govt study
The Ministry of Shipping's ambitious Sagarmala project that aims to modernise India's ports is estimated to save up to Rs 40,000 crore per year spent on logistics by key industries, says a study done by the ministry.
DFC stations will be equipped with modern systems and loco drivers will have Mobile Radio Train Communication System for constant communication with control room
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ended a prolonged period of underinvestment in the Indian Railways by proposing a massive 52 percent hike in plan spends, and promises of more in the remaining years of Modi's five-year term
Defending the hike in freight rates that would rake in Rs 4,000 crore more, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said it would have minimal impact on the transportation of commodities and would not affect the prices of essential items like foodgrains, fertilisers and urea.
Railways carried 621.66 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-October 2014 as compared to 593.27 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.79 percent, according to the data available with the railway ministry.
Cabinet approval for the plans was widely expected after Modi's two-month old government said it would ease FDI limits in its budget last month.<br />
The Rail budget presented by Gowda was a serious exercise at consolidation "which the new Government at the Centre has been forced to undertake in the wake of the mismanagement of the UPA Government over the past decade of this extremely crucial sector," she said.<br />
Here's the latest about Rail Budget and how it could impact Indian rail travellers.
According to CAG report, Railways allowed 358 parties to avail domestic rate for transportation of iron ore despite non-submission/partial submission of the prescribed documents
The move will lead to increase in prices of food items.