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Ashwani Lohani, chairman & managing director of Air India.(Mint photo)

Air India shutdown rumours baseless, says Lohani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 03:19 AM IST
Lohani, in a tweet, said that the “ rumours about Air India shutting down or closing operations baseless.”
Air India chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani on Saturday said the airline would continue to fly(Reuters FILE)
Air India chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani on Saturday said the airline would continue to fly(Reuters FILE)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: Air India would continue to fly, rumours of shutdown baseless, says chief Ashwani Lohani and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An Air India Airbus A320neo plane takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo(REUTERS File)
An Air India Airbus A320neo plane takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo(REUTERS File)

Air India would continue to fly, rumours of shutdown baseless, says chief Ashwani Lohani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 09:17 PM IST
Rumours about Air India shutting down or closing operations baseless, said Ashwani Lohani.
Air India’s net loss in 2018-19 was around Rs 8,556 crore.(Reuters File)
Air India’s net loss in 2018-19 was around Rs 8,556 crore.(Reuters File)

‘Air India needs to survive till it is sold’: Airline chief in Facebook post

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 11:32 AM IST
On Dec 5, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had told Parliament that the preparation of Preliminary Information Memorandum (PIM) for inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) for Air India disinvestment is in process.
Air India chief Ashwani Lohani has told the airline’s staff that the management shares their concerns and is taking necessary steps to protect their interests(Hindustan Times)
Air India chief Ashwani Lohani has told the airline’s staff that the management shares their concerns and is taking necessary steps to protect their interests(Hindustan Times)

Taking steps to protect interests of employees: Air India chief on divestment jitters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:42 PM IST
While the government is planning to invite bids for the national carrier next month, its employee unions on Wednesday decided to oppose it, saying there is no clarity regarding salary arrears and pensions.
National carrier Air India (AI) has teamed up with external experts to create awareness among its cabin crew and other staff members.(Alamy Stock Photo)
National carrier Air India (AI) has teamed up with external experts to create awareness among its cabin crew and other staff members.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Sexual harassment: Experts to help Air India create awareness

Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 01:06 AM IST
After organising a two-day training for some members of the staff in August, the airline is planning to hold such sessions for crew members.
The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), the union of pilots operating the wide-body Boeing fleet of AI, has demanded that their dues and arrears be cleared.(Mint / File Photo)
The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), the union of pilots operating the wide-body Boeing fleet of AI, has demanded that their dues and arrears be cleared.(Mint / File Photo)

Clear our dues before selling Air India, says pilots union

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 03:24 PM IST
In a letter written on Monday to Ashwani Lohani, chairman and managing director, Air India, the pilots guild demanded their arrears due to each pilot since 2012, with interest at a commercial rate.
Air India’s chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani warned employees of stern action against those accused of sexual harassment.(MINT PHOTO)
Air India’s chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani warned employees of stern action against those accused of sexual harassment.(MINT PHOTO)

‘We need to come down very heavily on sex offenders,’ says Air India CMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 07:58 AM IST
On Wednesday, Air India’s management had initiated an enquiry against one of its senior captains on sexual harassment charges after receiving a written complaint from the woman pilot.
Air India is offering massive discounts on last-minute flight ticket purchases(HT Photo)
Air India is offering massive discounts on last-minute flight ticket purchases(HT Photo)

40% off on last-minute Air India bookings: Domestic fliers rush to avail offer

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:28 PM IST
This move is aimed at passengers travelling for emergency purposes who end up paying high ticket prices
Ashwani Lohani may meet SBI chief over leasing of 5 wide-body Jet planes
Ashwani Lohani may meet SBI chief over leasing of 5 wide-body Jet planes

Ashwani Lohani may meet SBI chief over leasing of 5 wide-body Jet planes

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Weighed down by a mountain of debt and falling revenue, Jet Airways announced suspension of its entire operations from Wednesday night and owns 16 wide-body planes, 10 B777-300ERs and six Airbus A330s.
Airlines have announced a slew of initiatives to celebrate “nari shakti” on International Women’s Day.(AP)
Airlines have announced a slew of initiatives to celebrate “nari shakti” on International Women’s Day.(AP)

Women’s Day: All-women crew, roses, cookies to welcome passengers on flights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 08:05 AM IST
Airlines have announced a slew of initiatives to celebrate “nari shakti” on International Women’s Day.
Air India crew will have to say “Jai Hind” after every flight announcement “with much fervour”, said an official advisory of the national carrier on Monday.(REUTERS)
Air India crew will have to say “Jai Hind” after every flight announcement “with much fervour”, said an official advisory of the national carrier on Monday.(REUTERS)

Air India crew told to say ‘Jai Hind’ after every in-flight announcement

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 09:29 PM IST
Air India crew will have to say “Jai Hind” after every flight announcement “with much fervour”, said an official advisory of the national carrier on Monday.
The official said that an assistant manager and a senior assistant in the catering department were suspended for 63 days and three days respectively after they were found indulging in the practice.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The official said that an assistant manager and a senior assistant in the catering department were suspended for 63 days and three days respectively after they were found indulging in the practice.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Action against 4 Air India employees for stealing unserved food, dry ration from planes: Officials

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 03:25 PM IST
In August 2017, Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani had issued an internal communication saying that ground staff and officers often take out unserved food and dry ration for their personal consumption on arrival of the aircraft.
Railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani said that railways is looking to increase track related work to 12,000 km in next financial year compared to 5,300 km carried out in 2016-17.(HT/File Photo)
Railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani said that railways is looking to increase track related work to 12,000 km in next financial year compared to 5,300 km carried out in 2016-17.(HT/File Photo)

Next financial year, Railways to double track related work

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 10:11 PM IST
As part of its efforts to improve passenger safety and punctuality, the Indian Railways is looking to double its efforts to carry out electrification and track related work for the next financial year.
Security on high alert as a train passes by after resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Security on high alert as a train passes by after resumption of railway services since the train accident, in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal /HT)

Magisterial inquiry to also look into railways’ role in Amritsar train tragedy

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Jalandhar | By Parampreet Singh Narula, Amritsar/jalandhar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had also ruled out any statutory inquiry into the incident, saying it was a case of trespass on rail tracks.
A man cries as he stands next to the burning pyre of a family member who was crushed to death on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, on October 20, 2018.(Reuters)
A man cries as he stands next to the burning pyre of a family member who was crushed to death on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, on October 20, 2018.(Reuters)

‘Amritsar tragedy was due to trespassing, not railways fault; no action against driver’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 08:29 PM IST
Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha said there was no negligence on the part of the railways, and the driver could not have seen the crowds due to a curve in the tracks. The Railway Board said it would not conduct an inquiry since it wasn’t a “railway accident”.
People gather near the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018.(PTI)
People gather near the site of a train accident at Joda Phatak in Amritsar, Friday, Oct 19, 2018.(PTI)

Railway officials rush to Amritsar train accident site, rescue operations underway

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 01:02 PM IST
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani and Northern Railway general manager Vishwesh Chaube are rushing to the spot, officials said.
Railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani, in a letter to general managers, has said the schemes are of national importance and action plan for its implementation should be submitted to him.(HT/File Photo)
Railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani, in a letter to general managers, has said the schemes are of national importance and action plan for its implementation should be submitted to him.(HT/File Photo)

Railways urges employees to enrol for PM Modi’s schemes

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2018 11:17 PM IST
In a move to increase the number of beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s schemes, the railway has asked its permanent and contractual employees to get enrolled in Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana (PMJJBY).
Like flight attendants, railway catering staff will now carry trash bags to collect waste from passengers in all trains after meals.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)
Like flight attendants, railway catering staff will now carry trash bags to collect waste from passengers in all trains after meals.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

Railways to adopt airline model of collecting waste in trash bags after meals

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2018 04:03 PM IST
The railways is increasingly adopting the airline model – from its food to its vacuum toilets – to give passengers airline-like comforts.
Food being prepared in Train Pantry at Ludhiana Railway station.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
Food being prepared in Train Pantry at Ludhiana Railway station.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

IRCTC to live stream how your food is prepared at base kitchens

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 11:36 AM IST
The IRCTC had earlier launched an artificial intelligence tool that uses CCTV footage to detect anomalies in hygiene level and communicates it to individuals concerned to initiate regulatory action, a statement by the IRCTC said.
Indian Railways to fill up over one lakh vacant posts by March-April next year.(AFP Photo)
Indian Railways to fill up over one lakh vacant posts by March-April next year.(AFP Photo)

Railways to fill up over 1 lakh vacancies by Mar-Apr 2019: Lohani

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2018 10:43 PM IST
The examination for the posts, including those in the Railway Protection Force, will be conducted in the months of September, October and November this year.
On a recent visit to Mumbai, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had instructed officials to complete laying fifth and sixth lines between Thane and Diva by the March 2019 deadline.(HT FILE)
On a recent visit to Mumbai, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had instructed officials to complete laying fifth and sixth lines between Thane and Diva by the March 2019 deadline.(HT FILE)

5th, 6th lines between Thane-Diva: MRVC seeks forest department nod to construct flyover

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 12:43 AM IST
Building the flyover will involve cutting mangroves near Mumbra station
The Indian Railways is undergoing a phase of upgrades and renewal of tracks.(AFP File Photo)
The Indian Railways is undergoing a phase of upgrades and renewal of tracks.(AFP File Photo)

Train punctuality affected by safety, maintenance work: Ashwani Lohani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:16 PM IST
Ashwini Lohani said that punctuality numbers will dip further as the railways has started organised data logging since December 2017.
Indian Railways has come under repeated criticisms over the quality of food served. Last year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report had termed the food served at stations and in trains unfit for human consumption.(AFP file photo)
Indian Railways has come under repeated criticisms over the quality of food served. Last year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report had termed the food served at stations and in trains unfit for human consumption.(AFP file photo)

Railways plans catering reforms to serve airline-like food on trains

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 09:01 PM IST
Railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani says the high quality food will be served from July , first on premium trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto on an experimental basis, and then on all other trains.
People gather around the mangled school van after it collided with a moving train in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday morning.(PTI Photo)
People gather around the mangled school van after it collided with a moving train in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday morning.(PTI Photo)

All unmanned crossings to shut by 2020: Railway board chairman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haider
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 03:07 PM IST
There were 50 accidents on unmanned level crossings in 2014-15, 29 in 2015-16, 20 in 2016-17 and ten in 2017-18.
This is the latest in a series of measures initiated by Ashwani Lohani to cut down on the VIP culture in the Indian Railways.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)
This is the latest in a series of measures initiated by Ashwani Lohani to cut down on the VIP culture in the Indian Railways.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)

Address railways’ junior employees as ‘aap’, not ‘tu’, says Ashwani Lohani

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 07:49 AM IST
Ashwani Lohani has previously issued directive to curb VIP culture in the Indian Railways.
The Central Railway (CR) is conducting surprise checks in its yards as a precautionary measure to ensure safety.(TH FIle (Representational Image))
The Central Railway (CR) is conducting surprise checks in its yards as a precautionary measure to ensure safety.(TH FIle (Representational Image))

CR conducts surprise checks in Mumbai yards post Ahmedabad-Puri Express incident

Hindustan Times | By Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2018 11:13 PM IST
The checks come after 22 coaches of Ahmedabad-Puri express train rolled out without an engine from Titlagarh station in Odisha to Kesinga station.
The railway, which currently employs 1.3 million people, said it was filling up tens of thousands of vacant positions for engine drivers, technicians, carpenters, track inspection crews and other roles related to improving safety in the world’s fourth-largest network.(AJay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
The railway, which currently employs 1.3 million people, said it was filling up tens of thousands of vacant positions for engine drivers, technicians, carpenters, track inspection crews and other roles related to improving safety in the world’s fourth-largest network.(AJay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
The new tender is expected to be in sync with the Modi government’s public procurement order promoting the Make in India initiative.(AFP File Photo)
The new tender is expected to be in sync with the Modi government’s public procurement order promoting the Make in India initiative.(AFP File Photo)

Not aligned with Make in India, railways scrap Rs 2700 crore global tender after single bid

IANS, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 04:44 PM IST
The Railways’ Integrated Coach Factory (ICF) near Chennai had floated the global tender for the manufacture of 291 aluminium-bodied coaches. It will now bring a new tender that is expected to be in sync with Make in India initiative.
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