Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Passengers' safety should be central for all airlines: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday asserted that safety of passengers should be at the centre of all airline operations.

He said this while releasing the Economic Impact Report and a Coffee Table Book, encapsulating 12 years of operations of GMR Group at Delhi Airport, here today.

"The Economic Impact Study has also been a huge eye-opener. I am happy to note that the Delhi airport contributes to almost 0.7 per cent of the national GDP and almost 18 per cent of Delhi's GSDP."

"It is extremely heartening to note that this entity employs nearly 28 lakh employees both directly as well as indirectly," Naidu said addressing a gathering at the launch as per a statement issued by his office.

His comments came in the aftermath of the crashing of Indonesian Lion Air Boeing airliner, which was carrying 189 people and was flown by Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja. The plane crashed into the Java Sea on Monday minutes after taking off from Jakarta.
30/10/18 New Indian Express