Flying high: in 4 years, 100 new airports

With the promise to boost, the finance minister proposed 100 more airports by 2024 under the subsidized scheme Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik.

Air traffic has grown rapidly in the country compared to the world average ... The air fleet will increase from the current 600 to 1,200 during this time (by 2024). I propose to provide around Rs 1.7 lakh crore for transportation in 2020 -21, he said. It currently operates 137 airports throughout the country, of which 106 are operational.

To create a national cold supply chain without interruptions for perishable products, especially for the northeast and tribal areas, the aviation ministry will launch on national and international routes. Since Air India is being sold, the Budget made no provision for the airline. An allocation of Rs 810.2 crore has been made for two new Boeing 777s, which will join the IAF fleet this summer and form the dedicated fleet for major Indian dignitaries.