‘Great sign’ PM Modi lauds Aviation Ministry for Increase in passenger Traffic

Great sign PM Modi lauds Aviation Ministry for

What does the news say?

India’s civil aviation industry expanded by 4% in August despite losses brought on by the pandemic. The 4-lakh threshold for daily passengers was reached by Indian civil aviation on Tuesday, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Good sign. As Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted, “Our objective is to significantly strengthen connectivity across India, which is crucial for ‘Ease of Living’ and economic success. India’s civil aviation industry expanded by 4% in August despite losses brought on by the pandemic. Compared to almost 97 lakh commuters in July, it reached the 1 crore passenger mark in the same month. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had previously stated that “passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2022 were 770.70 lakh as opposed to 460.45 lakh during the corresponding period of the previous year, thereby registering an annual growth of 67.38% and monthly growth of 50.96%.” Speaking on Monday at the 4th Heli-India Summit, Scindia said that since 1947, there have been 141 airports in India, and the Center hopes to raise that number to 200 in the coming years. In the last seven years, 67 airports have been added, he continued. Since it always brings with it two significant multipliers, the economic multiplier and the employment multiplier, civil aviation has now become a need, not just for India but for all of humanity. With an economic multiplier of 3.1 and an employment multiplier of 6, the sector has a significant influence, he said.

Who is Narendra Modi?

Prime Minister of India since 2014 is Narendra Damodardas Modi, a politician from India who was born on September 17, 1950.

What is the role of the DGCA?

The regulatory authority for civil aviation, known as the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), focuses mostly on safety-related matters. It is in charge of regulating air transportation services to, from, and within India as well as of enforcing civil aviation laws and standards for safety and airworthiness.

Where are the newest airports of India?

The establishment of 21 Greenfield Airports across the nation has received “In-principle approval” from the government. The tenth Greenfield airport, located at MoPA in Goa, was inaugurated on December 11, 2022, making a total of nine (9) Greenfield airports already operating. Apart from the opening of Manohar International Airport at MoPA, Goa, seven (7) Greenfield airports have been operationalized since the year 2018: Pakyong in (Sikkim), Kannur in  (Kerela), Kalaburagi in (Karnataka), Sindhudurg in (Maharashtra), Kushinagar in (Uttar Pradesh), Orvakal in (Andhra Pradesh), and Donyi Polo in (Arunachal Pradesh).

Who is responsible for maintaining airports in India?

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) periodically upgrades airports as part of a continuous process that takes into account factors such as traffic demand, commercial feasibility, socioeconomic issues, and airlines’ desire to operate to and from such airports.


India is experiencing a tremendous boost in the aviation industry with the new airports being set up and more and more job opportunities that are opening up in the country.

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