Saturday, March 04, 2017

Aircraft project under Make In India yet to take off

It has been six months since nothing has been heard further after the Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s promise of 157 acres of land to Captain Amol Yadav to help him set up his factory for the commercial production of an aircraft developed by him — TAC 003 — which was displayed in the Make In India exhibition. Mr Fadnavis, on August 30, 2016, had promised Mr Yadav a piece of land in Palghar.

While the state has already finalised a plot at Saphale railway station, on western railway near Palghar city, and the district collector has cleared the plot, the file is now stuck with the revenue department. Government sources admitting to the delay said it is caused due to procedural issues.

Mr Yadav, who is employed as senior commander with Jet Airways, has been constantly following with the CMO. Mr Yadav, while speaking to The Asian Age said, “Maharashtra is my preferred state for setting up the factory as I want to see first Indian made aircraft flied in the sky of Maharashtra before other states. I request Devendraji to expedite the process of land allotment.”
04/03/17 Amey Tirodkar/The Asian Age