Tag: Hardeep Singh Puri

Projects amounting to Rs 78,910 crore grounded under AMRUT

NEW DELHI: Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched on 25 June 2015 in 500 selected cities across the country. The Mission focuses on the development of basic urban infrastructure in the sectors of water supply; sewerage and septage management; storm water drainage; non-motorised urban transport and development of green spaces and […]

India targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said his ministry has set a target of operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports and starting at least 1,000 air routes under the UDAN scheme. He also said that privatisation is required in the field of aviation as it is not the government’s specialisation […]

Prime Minister performs Bhoomi-Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II, Surat Metro Rail

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project via video conference today. Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah , Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were present on the occasion. […]

India-UK flights to restart from January 6, UK-India services from January 8

NEW DELHI: India’s Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday flights from India to UK will resume from January 6, while services from that country to here would resume from January 8 onwards. “Resumption of flights between India & UK: India to UK from 6 Jan 2021. UK to India from 8 Jan 2021. […]

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Light House projects across six states

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)- at six sites across six States, today through video conference. He announced the winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators – India (ASHA-India) and gave away annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri […]

Real Estate sector to be soon classified as a different asset class: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI:The government of India would ask other financial institutes to open up the financing avenues on the lines of SWAMIH Fund to provide priority debt financing for the completion of stalled housing projects, revealed Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in his valedictory address […]

International air cargo handled during October 90% of its year-ago level: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: International air cargo handled in India during October was 90 per cent of its year-ago level, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday. “With our skies & airports busy facilitating more than 1.81 crore domestic passengers since May 25, 2020, another area which witnessed robust activity & growth is air cargo,” […]

Air fare band for domestic sector extended till February 24: Minister

NEW DELHI: The applicability of fixed minimum and maximum air fare structure for dometic sector has been extended till Februray 24, 2021, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. At a press conference here, he said the fare structure will be extended by another three months till February 2021. Under the fare structure, […]

Non-scheduled foreign cargo flights from six Indian cities only: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: Foreign carriers can operate their non-scheduled cargo flights to and from six Indian cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad — only, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday. Scheduled flights are those which get their schedule approved by the aviation regulator in advance for a period running into […]

Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident […]

Bookings for daily flights from Darbhanga to start by month end: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: The bookings for daily flights will start by end of September from Darbhanga to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, said Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation. After reviewing the groundwork of Darbhanga airport in Bihar, he informed that the flight operations will begin in the first week of November, before the auspicious festival […]

100% FDI in affordable rental housing soon: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: In a bid to resurrect from a continuous decline in the housing sales and revive the demand amid the worst hit Covid pandemic, the country’s real estate developers will soon offer over 2.70 lakh ‘ready – to – move – in’ houses for online sales to the homebuyers in a first and biggest […]

Air India LWP scheme: Cost-cutting has to be done

NEW DELHI: Equity infusion of Rs 500-600 crore every year is not sustainable and cost-cutting in Air India is necessary, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday, justifying the national carrier’s decision to send certain employees on leave without pay for up to five years. The minister’s remarks came after TMC MP Derek […]

NAREDCO launches India’s first e-commerce housing portal-HousingForAll.Com

NEW DELHI: National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), an apex body, formed under the aegis of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, today announced the country’s first e-commerce housing portal – ‘HousingForAll.Com’, to create a trusted, secured and seamless journey for home buyers in India and abroad, along with giving a boost […]

Target of Housing For All by 2022 will be met two years in advance: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: The mega mission of the Narendra Modi government to provide a roof over the head of each Indian household by 2022 is a highly ambitious agenda that faces formidable challenges but Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri set the temperatures soaring further high when he announced at […]

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