I am a principal correspondent with the national political bureau of the Hindustan Times. I track the aviation and railways ministry. I also write on travel trends. I cover the beats at the national level for the newspaper. Before being in Delhi, I have worked as a journalist in Mumbai as well. My hobbies include trekking and travelling.
Articles by Neha LM Tripathi
The DGCA said the revised CAR will be effective after three months from the date of issue to provide adequate time to enhance the existing infrastructure for breath-analyser tests at various locations
On February 12, an 80-year-old Air India passenger died at Mumbai airport as he suffered a heart attack after walking 1.5 km due unavailability of a wheelchair.
Captain Singh was given an additional charge of CFOI last month, after the regulator terminated its then CFOI on “administrative grounds and public interest”
The engineers of a freight train that rolled down from Kathua station on Sunday morning and travelled roughly 75km with no one in control did not adhere to protocol to deploy adequate number of brakes and track wedges when they parked the locomotive, a preliminary inquiry into the incident has found, according to details accessed by HT.
Unmanned freight train travels 84km in India after engineers forget brakes, reaching close to 100km/hr. No injuries; train stopped safely by authorities.
The DGCA had in October last year suspended operations at all of its bases across the country after two of Redbird’s aircraft crash-landed within four days
On Nov 17, the Delhi-Hyderabad flight received departure clearance from the northern runway system which includes runway 27 at 12 noon and departed at 12.31 pm
Bureau of Civil Aviation Security orders airlines to deliver check-in baggage within 30 minutes of arrival by Feb 26 to decongest airport terminals
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has asked airlines to implement measures to ensure timely baggage delivery by February 26
The terminal, which will be two-and-a-half times larger than the old T1, will initially begin operations with IndiGo and SpiceJet flights, officials said
The circular was issued over a month after a runway collision between a Japan Airlines Airbus A350 and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft left five people dead
Currently, the Digi Yatra facility is available to domestic passengers at 13 major airports in India. These 13 airports handle about 85%
Data provided by the government highlighted that 1624 flights were cancelled in 2023 due to technical reasons
The trains, which will have modern interior designs, are expected to be operational by 2025 and will cut travel time by two hours compared to other trains.
The capital allocation in the interim budget announced by Sitharaman for the ministry of railways was ₹2.52 lakh crore
The resultant de-congestion of the high traffic corridors will also help in improving the operations of passenger trains, resulting in safety and higher travel speed for passengers
Terming the forced Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) extension as a grave concern, the unions said they will be able to show call records as proof of being coerced by the airline
Chief minister Hemant Soren reached Ranchi in the early hours of Tuesday and later, held a meeting of MLAs to discuss the present political situation
According to a person aware of the matter, the letter was sent after some pilots were forced to work overtime too often
They alleged that such practices not only compromise the safety and well-being of the pilots, but also violate established regulations
The Indian Railways has postponed plans to introduce the special Aastha trains for pilgrims that were to begin operations from January 25 to avoid overcrowding at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya
The Air India CEO’s statement comes after DGCA, last week, imposed a fine of ₹30 lakhs each on Air India and SpiceJet for not rostering pilots trained for fog landing despite their instruction given before the start of the fog season
Captain Shweta Singh, deputy CFOI, would hold the charge of CFOI in addition to her current duties with immediate effect until further orders, the DGCA said
The airline was penalised for operating leased Boeing 777 aircraft for direct flights of around 16 hours to and from San Francisco on the west coast of the United States
The fog is expected to continue into Wednesday. The cold weather conditions have weakened, with the minimum temperature increasing to 6.9°C.
Airport officials said that the number of flight delays increased due to airspace curbs in Delhi from January 19 to 26
The induction of the A350 in Air India’s fleet is a part of the airline’s 470 new aircraft order that it placed early last year
According to Boeing’s estimations, airlines based in south Asian countries, including India will add more than 2,700 aircraft over 20 years — quadrupling the region’s current fleet
The CEO said that while the network of 2,000 daily flights may still be seeing delays, the flight operations are expected to be completely normal by next week
India will still be one of the most under-penetrated markets across the top 20 countries in the world