Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues
The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource. The vision 2035 document is significant since some big airports in the nation are unable to keep up with the growth of passenger traffic. Here's more.
Major cities facing runway and airspace constraints
Vision 2035 document came up for discussion during a review meeting of the growth of airport infrastructure in India, which was chaired by Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. Major airports in cities like Delhi and Mumbai are facing issues of runways and airspace constraints. Prabhu thus asked Airports Authority of India (AAI) to hasten the pace of infrastructure creation to decongest the airports.
Prabhu ready for discussions with state governments regarding land constraints
Prabhu reviewed the existing expansion of airports and said that in case of land constraints, he is ready to hold discussions with the state governments. "We are finalizing a strategic vision for the aviation sector, to create state-of-art-infrastructure with best technology, to develop local human resource, to move fast so that India leads the world in air traffic growth," Civil Aviation Ministry tweeted.
What is the earmarked budget?
The Aviation Ministry had earlier indicated that the airport sector in India will see an investment of up to Rs. 1 lakh crore in the next five years for upgrading existing infrastructure at airports and also building greenfield airports by the AAI and private companies.