• Jayant Sinha: Demand soaring, India needs to triple airport capacity

    Citing the rising demand of domestic aviation in the country, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha today stated that the construction of new greenfield airports and new terminals in Pune and Delhi will meet the demand. Speaking at an interview with CNBC TV18, Jayant Sinha further mentioned the need to triple airport capacity in the country. The aviation minister said that the ministry has a detailed plan for 30 airports for fifteen years.
    Stating that the aviation sector in the country has grown extraordinarily over the years, Sinha claimed that several safety measures had also been undertaken along with the steps to grow industries. Sinha further said that while the aviation ministry have several initiatives to ensure growth in the number of commuters, issues relating safety and security are primarily focused. The Union Minister also said that he is working on amending Airport Authority of India (AAI) Act to monetise its land bank for the development of airports and is also outsourcing terminals for brownfield airports. J.T. Brown Jersey

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