Richa Sharma

Environment ministry gives clearance to country's first Ken-Betwa river link

The project is passed with conditions as it is likely to submerge 10 percent of unique and critical tiger habitat area in Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.

25 May 2017

Zonal railways surrendering safety related funds

The matter came up for discussion during Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) conference and it was found that there are delays in execution of safety related work. 

24 May 2017

Child rights panel wants Centre to provide shoes to govt school students

Child rights panel wants the Centre to provide shoes to students as part of their uniforms

21 May 2017

Union leaders refuse to give up posts in Railways

1,400 staffers of the largest Indian carrier have rejected the ministry’s move to relinquish union posts to focus on safety

21 May 2017

Parliament committee chief writes to Centre on GM Mustard

The standing committee in October 2016 decided to look into the safety issues related to GM crops.

15 May 2017

Commercialization of GM Mustard cleared by central committee

The commercial release of GM Mustard has been objected by several civil society groups.

11 May 2017

Railway pulls up zones for not providing key derailment details

Zones have been directed to ensure complete reporting of facts related to accidents for further investigation.

10 May 2017

Flying on the right track

Both Cabinet ministers Suresh Prabhu and Gajapathi Raju have decided to chart out a strategy for providing a compatible transport solution to passengers by offering air-cum-rail connectivity.

07 May 2017

A bridge too near

After facing the ASI’s resistance for years, the rail link on the 167-year-old Yamuna bridge connecting the eastern and western part of country is going to be a reality soon

07 May 2017

Centre mulls distance based highway toll collection system

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that with advancement in technology, the ministry in process of adopting new technologies for faster, cheaper aceess to road for commuters.

04 May 2017

Land acquisition, green clearances biggest hurdle for highway projects

With Ministry of Transport and Highways missing the 15000 km of annual target in 2016, Gadkari Tuesday held a review of pending projects and discussed the hurdles and solutions to complete them at fas

02 May 2017

Railways to shop for technologies abroad

Indian Railways has seen rise in derailments in 2016 with 67 cases reported this year compared to 52 during the same period last year.

01 May 2017

Train punctuality halted a quarter short in 2016

One of every four trains run by the Indian Railways in 2016 reached its destination late. And 70 per cent of the delays were due to capacity constraints and poor asset management by the government-run

30 Apr 2017

Pollution fears rock Yamuna water taxi plan

Waterways project hangs in balance as DJB and Inland Waterways Authority are not reaching conclusion to choose the stretch to operate water taxis

30 Apr 2017

Niti Aayog recommends constituting foundation to improve India's Science and Technology performance

NITI has recommended constituting a national Science, Technology and Innovation foundation headed by a distinguished scientist.

28 Apr 2017

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