Thursday, September 06, 2018

Air taxis in India a reality soon: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi: The drone policy unveiled last month will make air taxi operation in India a reality soon, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Thursday.

The minister took to twitter to share his optimism after he met a delegation from the taxi-hailing company Uber, which has shortlisted India for its proposed aerial taxi service.
"Met with @Uber Elevate team. India offers an encouraging and responsive regulatory framework to solve the challenge of urban transportation. With our progressive drone policies, we want to see air taxis becoming a reality soon!," the Minister tweeted and tagged a photo with the Uber team.
Officials in the ministry said the Uber team had come to understand "how India is thinking about this space (air taxi)" .
The delegation included chief executive of the Uber aviation programme Eric Allison, who on Wednesday made a presentation in Mumbai about its aerial taxi service, the cost of flying and the time saved in intra-city travel.
06/09/18 Economic Times

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