Govt policies put aviation sector on a wing and a prayer

Have government policies helped or hindered the growth of the civil aviation sector in the 25 years since the Air Corporation Act was amended in 1993 allowing the re-entry of the private sector into the domestic civil aviation space?

More airlines sprung up

V Subramanian, former Secretary and Member Secretary of the Naresh Chandra Committee — which came up with a report on the roadmap for the Civil Aviation sector in 2003 — is of the view that the government has helped domestic aviation as more airlines have come up and more cities have got linked by air.

The former bureaucrat has a point. When the Act was amended a number of airlines took to the skies and connectivity across the country has improved dramatically since then.Read More

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