All stories by Megha Manchanda
'Govt wants more incentive to customers for vehicle scrapping'Rediff.com3 Apr 2021
'Some companies have agreed to 2-3% incentive but the automakers and SIAM have to decide amongst themselves'
Govt eyes Rs 6,200 crore in AGR dues from Airtel, Vi by March 31Rediff.com3 Mar 2021
SC said 10 per cent of the amount would have to be paid by March 31.
Chaos rules at toll plazas over FASTag implementationRediff.com27 Feb 2021
Either drivers were blissfully unaware of the requirement or they hadn't bothered to get one installed in their vehicle.
Data traffic in India increased 60 times in 5 yearsRediff.com12 Feb 2021
A Nokia research showed that 4G alone constituted nearly 99 per cent of the total data traffic consumed across the country in 2020.
Airtel ahead of Jio again!Rediff.com24 Dec 2020
Airtel tops with 3.7 million new subscribers, Jio adds 2.2 million; Vi lets go of 2.7 million.
How India will be toll plaza free in 2 yearsRediff.com22 Dec 2020
The central government has finalised GPS-based toll collection to ensure seamless movement of vehicles across the country.
BSNL to start telecom services in Mumbai and Delhi from January 1Rediff.com20 Nov 2020
BSNL will start providing telecom services, both wireless and fixed line, in Mumbai and Delhi on behalf of MTNL from January 1 on a pilot basis for five to six months.
Why Nitin Gadkari is angry with Highway AuthorityRediff.com30 Oct 2020
At the heart of his criticism is the delay in decision making and a lack of monitoring. Some officials, however, blamed the delays on overambitious contractors.
Bharti Airtel to stay away from 5G auctionsRediff.com29 Oct 2020
Airtel CEO said, the 5G ecosystem is yet to develop in India and the prices are very high. Telecom companies including Vodafone Idea (VI) and Reliance Jio have also said that the current prices are exorbitant.
Govt plans to build Zojila-like tunnel to LadakhRediff.com14 Sep 2020
The tunnel would reduce the travel time to the Ladakh region by 15-20 per cent and would come up close to the Atal tunnel near Rohtang Pass, reports Megha Manchanda.
Vodafone Idea's future hinges on SC's AGR verdictRediff.com31 Aug 2020
If the apex court decides on a 15-year repayment tenure, it would pose a grave challenge for the debt ridden VIL.
Covid-19: Airtel, Vodafone Idea not as lucky as Reliance JioRediff.com27 Aug 2020
While Reliance Jio added 3.65 million users in May, both Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea continued to lose subscribers.
AGR licence fee for wireline broadband may be slashed to Re 1Rediff.com21 Jul 2020
The proposal may provide relief to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore to service providers.
Asset sale process for BSNL, MTNL beginsRediff.com16 Jul 2020
Monetising real estate assets is part of the overall relief package that would be used to retire debts, upgrade networks, and offer VRS aimed at reducing the telcos' employee strength by half.
BSNL's 4G dream is mired in controversyRediff.com7 May 2020
Just to promote govt's policy of Make in India, BSNL said, it cannot afford to procure sub-standard equipment from inexperienced companies, not having proven technology. BSNL complained that when competitors were procuring world-class 4G equipment from experienced vendors, why should BSNL be compelled to procure locally.
Gadkari plans to meet infra target despite lockdownRediff.com22 Apr 2020
'Despite the pandemic, we aspire to maintain the momentum of last year.'
Highway work may go on in safe districts despite lockdownRediff.com12 Apr 2020
'Some districts have said that areas which are away from the urban centres and where there have been minimal to zero Covid-19 cases may be exempted from the lockdown and construction activity should be allowed,' said a person in the know.
Manufacturers now stare at labour shortageRediff.com8 Apr 2020
The auto ancillary industry - one of the worst hit due to the labour exodus - will need at least three months to get its factories up and running.
Telcos face a big challenge to keep India Inc connectedRediff.com25 Mar 2020
Companies have activated a comprehensive pandemic response plan with requisite risk mitigation protocols for keeping networks working as telecom is an essential service.
India to get 13th major port at Vadhavan in MaharashtraRediff.com7 Feb 2020
With development of the Vadhavan port, India will break into the countries with top 10 container ports in the world.