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Kochi’s Metro, Kerala’s pride

This Saturday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the first stretch of the Kochi Metro, the city will become the eighth in the country to have a Metro line. The stretch covers 11 stations, is 13.2 km long and is built at a cost of Rs 3,750 crore. It is ironic, as much as it […]

India’s pursuit of energy transformation

Contrary to US President Donald Trump’s accusations, India’s pursuit of energy transformation is unfeigned. Three recent developments testify to this. First, India added more renewable energy (RE) capacity than conventional generation capacity in 2016-17. Second, RE tariff in the country dropped to a level that is cost competitive with coal-fired generation. Third, according to EY’s […]

Adani Group commissions 50 mw UP solar plant

The Adani group today announced the commissioning of a 50 mw solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh under the National Solar Mission Scheme with an investment of Rs 315 crore. The string inverter technology used is the first of its kind in UP with crystalline silicon modules that allow miniature level control […]

Goyal links ’24×7 Power’ with consumer honesty

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday linked 24×7 power supply with the transmission and distribution (T&D) losses and consumer honesty. Addressing a press conference here, Goyal said that Power for All can be ensured where transmission & distribution (T&D) losses are less than 15 percent. He also said that when people pay bills honestly, 24×7 […]