AAI plans to develop airport infra
Develop airport infra – The Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced that they are preparing some significant actions in an effort to improve the nation’s air connectivity and celebrate India’s 75th anniversary of independence.
AAI Chairman Sanjeev Kumar told ANI that “expansion works of airports, upgrading, and development of amenities on the air side, expanding the ATC strength and equipment will need a lot of investment.”
A report from the Civil Aviation Ministry’s Committee of Estimates that was presented in the Lok Sabha earlier this month highlighted the fact that only about 10 of the 109 operating airports are bringing in money for the organization. Only 109 of the 136 airports that AAI manages are open for business.
The survey names Port Blair, Visakhapatnam, Patna, Kandla, Porbandar, Srinagar, Pune, Juhu, Kanpur Chakeri, and Bagdogra as the most profitable airports in FY2021. All the others were “running in losses,” it was stated.
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A few proposals to alter the system were made in the report. Aspects such as “technology methods to provide efficiency at reduced costs in a time-bound way” have been highlighted.
PM Narendra Modi stated earlier in the day that India’s “techade” is underway and that the government is primarily concentrating on 5G technology, semiconductor production, and optical fibre connections.
He continued by saying that the tech revolution and the nation’s signature Digital India initiative will result in big improvements in industries like education and health.
In addition, the committee has recommended the government to investigate the problem of land availability, which is a significant barrier to the expansion of the aviation industry.
In order to reduce the high passenger traffic, the report has suggested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to create a few more greenfield airport projects, such Jewar and Navi Mumbai airports.