Monday, April 09, 2018

AAI making road map to augment airport capacity across country

New Delhi: The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is coming up with a long-term road map for augmenting airport capacity all over the country, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said.
He was speaking at an event organized by industry body CII here on Monday.
The Secretary said that government was taking necessary steps to address the airport capacity requirements to handle increasing volume of air traffic.
Mr Chaubey said the government has put the necessary ecosystem in place in terms of the infrastructure and licencing and regulatory regime which has enabled the civil aviation sector to grow at 20 percent.
Under the Nabh Nirman scheme funding is being explored for Greenfield and brown field projects. The government is also in dialogue with the state governments for partnering and making available land available for the new airports. In addition to existing 75 airports, 50 more airports will be added under UDAN scheme.
09/04/18 UNI

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