PM Modi reviews aviation sector, bats for effective use of airspace

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Friday it reviewed the civilian position during the Covid-19 outbreak and decided that India's airspace should be used effectively to reduce passenger flight time.

The Prime Minister held a comprehensive meeting to review strategies that could help make India's civil aviation sector more efficient.

It was decided that Indian airspace should be used effectively in a way that reduces flight time, benefiting the traveling public and also helping airlines save costs in close cooperation with the Department of Military Affairs, reads one statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

To generate more revenue, as well as to increase efficiency at airports, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been asked to speed up the delivery process of six more based on PPP, starting the tender process within three months.

The e-DGCA project was also reviewed. This project would bring more transparency to the DGCA office and assist all stakeholders by reducing the processing time for various licenses/permits, he said.

It was also decided that all reform initiatives taken by the civil aviation ministry and its member organizations should proceed on a temporary basis.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of the Interior, the Minister of Finance, MoS (Civil Aviation), MoS (Finance) and senior government officials.