Friday, May 26, 2017

More regional centres on aviation map on the cards

New Delhi: Putting more regional centres on the aviation map and dealing with Air India stands high on the agenda of the Narendra Modi government, which is entering its fourth year.

The government will also come up with new regulations to deal with unruly passengers and improve infrastructure facilities for the ever-growing aviation market in the country.

After coming out with the first-ever national civil aviation policy last year and the launch of the regional connectivity scheme, the industry is waiting to see how the government takes the programmes forward.

The ministry of civil aviation has already showed its intent to expand the Udan scheme to unserved routes.

The first round of bidding for regional routes had resulted in adding 33 unserved and 12 underserved airports, besides 128 routes, to the aviation map of the country.
26/05/17 Shemin Joy/Deccan Herald