Civil Aviation Minister Jyothiraditya Scindia inaugurates Wings India exhibition at Begumpet airport in Hyderabad
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyothiraditya Scindhia today assured that the government will be a constructive collaborator with all stakeholders of the aviation sector to work together for the development of Civil Aviation in the country.
Speaking after formally inaugurating the fifth edition of Wings India 2022 at Begumpet airport in Hyderabad, the minister said India emerged as the fastest-growing sector and is ready to face challenges and take opportunities.
Stating that civil aviation sector is the largest sector in the world which can provide employment and output in a huge level, the minister said the sector is going to restore its passenger level to the pre-covid level very soon.
Stating that the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti twin-pronged strategy to give impetus to all kinds of infrastructure, he said about 80 new airports will be added by 2024-25 in the country. He further said about 120 fleet should be added to meet the growing requirement of the aviation sector in the country.
Emphasising the need to increase the connectivity in the country, Mr Scindhia said last mile connectivity should be strengthened so that the common man should be able to fly.
Explaining various measures taken by the Central government to strengthen aviation sector, the minister said UDAN scheme has been proved Succesful by incraseing passengers to 91 lakh an year. He further said the government has taken all rapid steps to make the country as global leader in the area of Drone Technology.