26 June 2017

World’s Highest Rail Track Survey to Commence at Leh

The Railways will kick off the final location survey of the 498 km long Bilapur-Manali-Leh line at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir this week. The strategically important rail project coming up at a high of 3,300 metres, is touted to become the highest rail track in the world, overtaking China's Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the work for the final location survey on June 27 at an estimated cost of Rs 157.77 crore. The survey is funded by the defence ministry. The final location survey has been entrusted to RITES, a Railways PSU.

Aadhaar not valid for Travel to Nepal, Bhutan: Home Ministry

The Union home ministry has said that the Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan, both countries if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued by the Election Commission. 
                                                                                                  Moreover, persons over 65 and below 15 years can show documents with photographs to confirm their age and identity. These include PAN card, driving licence, Central Government Health Service (CGHS) card and ration card but not Aadhaar. 

25 June 2017

Govt clears proposal for setting up new airport in Greater Noida

The government has cleared a proposal for setting up a greenfield airport in Jewar in Greater Noida, which is likely to be operational in the next five to six years. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has notified 3,000 hectares of land for a world-class international airport. The airport will help reduce congestion at the Delhi international airport.