Daily Archives: July 14, 2008

Fuel populism killing air transportation

India, the world’s largest democracy, has a sorry record in sound and bold economic administration. Populist measures abound, and nothing is sacred or immoral in the perpetual quest to obtain and then secure the “gaddi”. Fuel pricing in India is a prime example. Officially, the “Administered Price Mechanism” was abolished in 2002, but today, the Indian government has a greater …

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BIAL discouraging regional flight passengers

Plane truth: Trains fare betterBy Nandini Chandrashekar, DH News Service, Bangalore: Frequent short haul air travellers from Bangalore seem to be preferring the train, discouraged by the distance and time taken to travel to the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA). South-Western Railway officials here have noticed a great increase in passengers notably on the Shatabdi trains running between Chennai and …

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