Saturday, November 05, 2016

Assam Govt signs MoU for development of Air connectivity

The MoU was signed by the Chairman of Airports Authority of India Guruprasad Mohapatro and Commissioner and Secretary, Assam government, Ashutosh Agnihotri in presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju at a function held at the conference hall of Assam Secretariat on Friday evening.
It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India released the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 (NCAP 2016), with the objectives to enhance regional connectivity through fiscal support and infrastructure development and establish an integrated eco-system conducive to the growth of civil aviation sector.
The policy also aimed at promotion of tourism, boost employment and a resultant balanced regional growth in North East.
Accordingly, MoCA has envisaged a Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for the country and same was inaugurated today.
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