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Fully solar-powered, Cochin airport leaves Anand Mahindra impressed. See tweet

The chairman of the Mahindra Group was left impressed by the fact that the Cochin airport was designed using local architectural motifs, and that not only it is the first private airport in India, but also the first of its type in the entire world to be fully powered by solar energy.
Cochin airport (Photo via @anandmahindra on Twitter)
Cochin airport (Photo via @anandmahindra on Twitter)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Hydro project at Cochin airport to be launched today

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An aerial view of Cochin airport. It is already the first airport in the country to run fully on solar power (File Photo/HT)
An aerial view of Cochin airport. It is already the first airport in the country to run fully on solar power (File Photo/HT)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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Cochin airport, first to run fully on solar power, to launch hydro project today

The hydroelectric plant, which is estimated to generate 14 million units of power each year, will be inaugurated at 11am today by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Being a run of the river project that doesn’t affect the natural downward flow of the river, the small hydro project (SHP) works on limited storage of water, causing no adverse effect on the environment. (Photo courtesy - CIAL)
Being a run of the river project that doesn’t affect the natural downward flow of the river, the small hydro project (SHP) works on limited storage of water, causing no adverse effect on the environment. (Photo courtesy - CIAL)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 06:03 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cochin airport gets global award for quality of service

The ACI, a global body of airport operators, established the Roll of Excellence recognition to those airports, which in the opinion of the passengers, have consistently delivered excellent service.
Airport Council International (ACI) Director-General Luis Felipe de Oliveira, in a communiqu announcing the recognition, said the CIAL consistently delivered excellence in customer service.(HT/Picture for representation)
Airport Council International (ACI) Director-General Luis Felipe de Oliveira, in a communiqu announcing the recognition, said the CIAL consistently delivered excellence in customer service.(HT/Picture for representation)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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Vada at 15, coffee at 20 at Cochin airport after PMO intervenes

Earlier, the beverages and snacks were priced at 100. The change came about after a not-so happy customer, Shaji Kodankandathil, shot off a letter to the Prime Minister and others to help end the practice of overcharging at airports.
When asked about this, the CIAL communications manager PS Jayan said it had reduced prices of beverages and snacks to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 last year itself and now it will be brought down again.(Kochin Airport/Twitter)
When asked about this, the CIAL communications manager PS Jayan said it had reduced prices of beverages and snacks to 30 last year itself and now it will be brought down again.(Kochin Airport/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Air India’s problems rise as firms ‘threaten’ to down fuel supply at Hyderabad & Raipur too

Air India is in the grip of a major financial crunch and on August 22, Indian Oil Corporation stopped fuel supply to the airline at Ranchi, Mohali, Patna, Vizag, Pune and Cochin airports, owing to nonpayment of dues.
Sources say, the oil companies threaten to stop fuel supply at Hyderabad and Raipur from first week of September(Alamy Stock Photo)
Sources say, the oil companies threaten to stop fuel supply at Hyderabad and Raipur from first week of September(Alamy Stock Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 11:19 AM IST
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10 killed,13000 evacuated as rain batters Kerala

In Kerala rain, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s constituency Wayanad is worst-hit with about 20 people missing after a massive landslide in Meppadi.
Kerala rain: Members of a rescue team wade through a water-logged area during heavy rains on the outskirts of Kochi(REUTERS)
Kerala rain: Members of a rescue team wade through a water-logged area during heavy rains on the outskirts of Kochi(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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This group is rescuing puppies, dogs, cats and other animals from Kerala flood

The Humane Society International India which is operating in Kerala’s Nilambur and Tirur regions said it rescued 13 dogs and a kitten.
A group of residents cross flooded waters on an inflated tube in Kozhikode district.(AFP)
A group of residents cross flooded waters on an inflated tube in Kozhikode district.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondents

Uttarakhand rafting expert heads to flooded Kerala on rescue mission

With 17 rafts, two kayaks and a hand-picked team of 26 expert rafters, Praveen Rangar left on Friday morning for Kerala.
Heavy rainfall led to massive floods in Kerala leaving thousands homeless and disrupting all transport services including rail, road and air. Nearly 2 lakh people have been shifted to over 1,500 camps so far.(AFP)
Heavy rainfall led to massive floods in Kerala leaving thousands homeless and disrupting all transport services including rail, road and air. Nearly 2 lakh people have been shifted to over 1,500 camps so far.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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Kerala flood situation grave, says SC while hearing plea on Mullaperiyar dam issue

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea seeking a decision on disaster management steps in Kerala, opening of 33 dams, and confusion between Kerala and Tamil Nadu chief over the Mullaperiyar Dam.
A rescuer carries an infant as people are evacuated from a flood-hit locality in Kochi on August 15, 2018.(PTI)
A rescuer carries an infant as people are evacuated from a flood-hit locality in Kochi on August 15, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 03:32 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi appeals to people to contribute to Kerala CM’s flood relief fund

Rahul Gandhi also said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “massively increase” deployment of Army and Navy personnel for rescue and relief operations.
In a tweet on Thursday, he said, “Kerala is in great pain. I spoke to PM and requested him to massively increase deployment of the Army & Navy. I also said that it is critical that he gives the state special financial assistance as this is a tragedy without parallel in Kerala’s history.”(AP Photo)
In a tweet on Thursday, he said, “Kerala is in great pain. I spoke to PM and requested him to massively increase deployment of the Army & Navy. I also said that it is critical that he gives the state special financial assistance as this is a tragedy without parallel in Kerala’s history.”(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 05:39 PM IST
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Death toll in Kerala rains rises to 67, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

A red alert was sounded in 12 out 14 districts following heavy rainfall and opening of shutters of 35 dams while more people were shifted to relief camps including 23,000 in Ernakulam.
A view of Indrani Nagar in Palakkad, Kerala. Kerala continued to reel under flood fury on Wednesday as surging waters led to the Cochin international airport being shut till Saturday.(HT Photo)
A view of Indrani Nagar in Palakkad, Kerala. Kerala continued to reel under flood fury on Wednesday as surging waters led to the Cochin international airport being shut till Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 12:37 AM IST
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Kerala asks Centre to rush more army, NDRF personnel as rain havoc continues

According to official reports, 42 people have died in the state so far in rain, landslides and flood. A red alert has been sounded in 12 of the 14 districts.
A view of a flooded area in Palakkad on August 15.(HT Photo)
A view of a flooded area in Palakkad on August 15.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 03:47 PM IST
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Kerala flood: CM seeks help from all quarters as death toll tops 40

Kerala has sounded a red alert in 12 out of 14 districts following the heavy rainfall and flooding after the shutters of more than 30 dams were lifted. Authorities decided to shut the international airport in Cochin on Wednesday for four days for the first time after the area was flooded.
Fire and Rescue personnel evacuate local residents in an inflatable boat from a flooded area at Muppathadam near Eloor in Kochi's Ernakulam district.(AFP Photo)
Fire and Rescue personnel evacuate local residents in an inflatable boat from a flooded area at Muppathadam near Eloor in Kochi's Ernakulam district.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Cochin Airport shut for 4 days for the first time, Kerala floods worsen as 33 dam gates open

As rain continued, landslides cut off the hill station of Munnar. The government has asked visitors to avoid travelling to hilly areas after landslides and flash floods swept through many such areas.
Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in Kerala.(AFP file photo)
Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in Kerala.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Aug 15, 2018 10:47 AM IST
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