Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the government’s air regional connectivity scheme – UDAN – on April 27
The government is in discussions with stakeholders on finding the “right way” to have a no-fly list to deal with unruly air passengers, close on the heels of a parliamentarian assaulting an Air India staffer.
IT major Wipro has been tasked with developing a blueprint for Aadhaar-based biometric access to flyers at all airports across India.
The government on Thursday said it was close to resolving a dispute with major Indian carriers over levying regional connectivity charges. It also unveiled a list of successful bidders and routes under the scheme, called Udan.
India’s Minister of State for Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Thursday the government will provide 2.05 billion rupee ($31.57 million) financial support to boost airline travel between smaller cities.
Private corporations have a key role to play in accelerating India’s economic growth, according to experts. The World Bank has forecast 7% economic growth in India this year, making it the fastest growing large economy in the world.
India has one of the lowest and “most competitive” airfares in the world despite high cost of planes and fuel, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.
Government-owned Air India is looking to launch a direct flight service to Birmingham from Amritsar, Parliament was informed today.
The government has received proposals from four entities for setting up new airlines, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Thursday.