The Ministry of Civil Aviation will hand over as many as six airports to operate on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a comprehensive meeting to review strategies that could help in making India’s Civil Aviation sector more efficient. It was decided that the Indian air space should be effectively used in such a manner that the flying time is reduced benefiting the traveling public and also helping the airlines to save costs in close co-operation with the Department of Military Affairs.
The meeting was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Civil Aviation Minister of State (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri and senior bureaucrats.
For generation of more revenue as well as to bring in more efficiency at the airports, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been asked to expedite the process by commencing the tender process within three months.
The Electronic-Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) project was also reviewed. This project would bring in more transparency in the DGCA’s office and help all stakeholders by reducing the processing time for various licenses/permissions. It was also decided that all reform initiatives taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the organisations under it should proceed in a time-bound manner.