Monday, July 18, 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia tells airlines to take steps to enhance security surveillance

New Delhi: Amid frequent incidents of malfunctions in several flights, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday chaired a one-on-one meeting with heads of airline companies. During the meeting, he reviewed flight safety norms.

Further, each airline has been instructed to take steps at all levels to enhance security surveillance.

This comes a day after the civil aviation minister chaired a high-level meeting with the senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday to discuss the safety issues that have been reported to the ministry in the past few weeks.

Scindia told the officials to ensure that “is no compromise with passengers' safety,” and that "safety is paramount”.

Several mishaps have come to light off late with two being on Sunday itself as technical miscarriages were reported on two separate flights. In the first incident, a Sharjah-Hyderabad flight of IndiGo was diverted to Karachi, in a precautionary measure after a defect was observed in one of the engines.

18/07/22 ET Now

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