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International connectivity for tier 2, tier 3 cities: Scindia, ET Infra


With the aim to bolster connectivity of tier 2 and tier 3 cities with international destinations (such as for Ayodhya and Surat), Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel, Jyotiraditya M Scindia, asked the airlines to submit individual aircraft induction as well as deployment plans for the next six months.

He advised the airlines to focus on point-to-point direct connectivity, and thus, ramp up capacities with wide body and narrow-body-long-range aircraft.

The minister said this in an Advisory Group meeting with key representatives from the airline industry on issues pertaining to performance and services provided by airlines to customers.

Ayodhya airport 1st phase to be completed by Dec-end; first section of bullet train project in 3 yrs: Scindia

India’s civil aviation minister today said the first phase of construction work of Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport in Ayodhya will be completed by the end of this month. Jyotiraditya M Scindia also said, the first section of the bullet train project is expected to start in three years.

He laid emphasis on enhancing On-Time Performance (OTP) of each airline, and instructed Airports Authority of India to relook technical specifications at VFR-equipped (Visual Flight Rules) airports to help enhance OTP of airlines.Scindia also reviewed the self-monitoring mechanism with regard to airfares followed by each airline and emphasised upon keeping fares in check on select few routes. The DGCA Tariff Monitoring Unit has been institutionalised to routinely monitor airfares on routes selected on a random basis.

The meeting was also attended by Gen (Retd) Dr. V. K. Singh, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation & Road Transport and Highways, Shri Vumlunmang Vualnam, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and other senior officials from the Ministry.

  • Published On Dec 14, 2023 at 03:54 PM IST

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