Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia unveils 100 day plan for the Civil Aviation Ministry

Ministry of Civil Aviation:

Union Civil Aviation Minister, Sh Jyotiraditya Scindia, MoS, MoCA, Sh Gen VK Singh along with senior officials from MoCA interacted with media to discuss the 100 days target ahead for MoCA & briefed on progress in sectors like the MRO’s & FTO.

The three main foundations under the 100-day plan for civil aviation are infrastructure, policy targets, and reforms initiative. The 100-day plan comprises 16 points that aim at boosting the civil aviation sector

The first airport will be in Kushinagar that will have the capacity for the successful landing of Airbus 321 and Boeing 737 flights. Kushinagar will become the focal point of the Buddhist circuit

A second airport terminal will be set up at Dehradun airport. Rs 457 crore are being invested in the construction of it. The new terminal building will be able to handle 1,800 passengers compared to 250 passengers currently

A new terminal will be constructed at Agartala in Tripura for which Rs 490 crores are being invested. The airport will be able to handle 1,200 passengers per hour compared to 500 passengers per hour currently

A fourth airport will be set up at Jewar in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. This is an ambitious project not only for Uttar Pradesh but entire India. The airport at Jewar will be a Rs 30,000 crore worth project

Apart from airports, Sh Scindia announced that 6 heliports would also be developed in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh under UDAN.

Under the 100-day plan, a new policy on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) activities has also been announced

Of the 16 main points, 4 relate to infrastructure, 4 relate to reforms, and 8 relate to policy targets and the 100-day plan will continue from August 30, 2021, to November 30, 2021

Despite the pandemic, IGRUA produced nearly 93% of the CPLs in FY20-21 as compared to the pre-covid year FY 19-20.

IGRUA is projected to cross 19,000 hours in the current FY which will be an all-time high with no additional aircraft or employees

Called for BRICS to contribute to post-COVID global recovery on the motto ‘Build-back Resiliently, Innovatively, Credibly, and Sustainably’ : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Was delighted to host the virtual BRICS Summit in the 15th year of BRICS.

BRICS has taken many new initiatives during India’s Chairship.

Called for BRICS to contribute to post-COVID global recovery on the motto ‘Build-back Resiliently, Innovatively, Credibly, and Sustainably’.

We discussed important regional and global issues. Thanked BRICS partners whose support helped India’s chair achieve many firsts.

BRICS agenda now spans
culture and communications;
sports and space;
disaster resilience and digital health;
employment and environment, and more.

Pic Credit: BJP India

Hugely impressed by what we saw & heard at IIT Madras today: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor – MP, Congress leader:

Hugely impressed by what we saw & heard at IIT Madras today when the IT Committee visited the 5G test bed there & were given detailed explanations by the young staff & students working on the project of its various components.

Kudos to Director Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthi & his team!

The emergency landing facility near the International Border is a shining example of the Govt’s commitment to protect the unity and sovereignty of the nation: Rajnath Singh – Defence Minister

Ministry of Defence:

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari jointly inaugurated Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Satta-Gandhav stretch on NH-925A near Barmer, Rajasthan.

The two Ministers travelled to Barmer on C-130J aircraft to inaugurate the facility.

They also witnessed aircraft operations on the ELF, which has been constructed in just 19 months by M/S GHV India Pvt. Ltd. under the supervision of IAF and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

This is the first time that a National Highway has been used for emergency landing of aircraft of Indian Air Force. This landing strip will be able to facilitate landing of all types of IAF aircraft.

In his address, Shri Rajnath Singh lauded the IAF, NHAI & the private sector for joining hands and completing the construction of Emergency Landing Field in 19 months despite COVID-19 restrictions.

It is a great example of coordination among multiple departments & Ministries; Government & private sector and Civil & Defence, he added.

The Raksha Mantri defined the landing of IAF aircraft on the 3 km stretch as a historic new strength of New India, as it coincides with the 75th year of Independence and 50th year of India’s victory in the 1971 war.

The Raksha Mantri described ELF near the International Border as a shining example of the Government’s commitment to protect the unity and sovereignty of the nation.

“This highway and landing field will further cement the basic infrastructure along the western border and strengthen national security. Such emergency fields will provide more edge to the operational and civil assistance of our forces. It will also play a crucial role in facing natural calamities,” he said.

Shri Rajnath Singh commended the Armed Forces for displaying the same level of courage, dedication and promptness during natural calamities as they show when they face their adversaries.

He lauded the Indian Air Force for playing a central role in dealing with the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Raksha Mantri reiterated the Government’s resolve to bolster the network of roads and highways across the country, with focus on constructing emergency landing fields at strategic and important places.

He stated that the continuous construction of roads, highways and bridges across the country reflects the Government’s commitment towards nation building. “The roads and highways projects being undertaken by our government have proved that defence and development are not two separate entities. Both complement each other,” he added.

Emergency Landing Facilities will be developed at 19 other places to  strengthen country’s security: Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways:

Union minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that Emergency Landing Facilities will be developed at 19 other places to  strengthen country’s security.

Inaugurating the Emergency Landing Facility on National Highway 925A in Rajasthan with Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh he said this highway run-way will further strengthen the country’s security in protecting the borders which are strategically important.

Shri Gadkari said at 19 other places in the country on
Phalodi – Jaisalmer road and Barmer – Jaisalmer road in Rajasthan,
Kharagpur – Balasore road in West Bengal, Kharagpur – Keonjhar road and near Panagarh/KKD,
Chennai in Tamil Nadu, on Puducherry road,
in Andhra Pradesh on Nellore – Ongole road and Ongole – Chilakaluripet road,
in Haryana on Mandi Dabwali to Odhan road, near Sangrur in Punjab,
on Bhuj-Naliya road in Gujarat and
on Surat-Baroda road,
in Jammu and Kashmir  in the Banihal-Srinagar road ,
Leh/Nyoma area in Assam and on the Jorhat-Baraghat road, near Sivasagar,
Bagdogra-Hashimara road,
Hashimara-Tezpur route and
Hashimara-Guwahati road in Assam , Emergency Landing facilities will be developed.

The Minister said under the leadership of  Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, the construction of world class National Highway is being done at record speed. He said now our National Highways will also be of use to the army, which will make our country more secure and always ready for emergency situations.

Union Minister of Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal Shri. R. S Bhadauria were also present on the Occasion.

Visited the boat accident site near Nimati Ghat & took stock of the present situation: Himanta Biswa

Himanta Biswa Sarma – Chief Minister, Assam:

Visited the boat accident site near Nimati Ghat & took stock of the present situation & rescue operations by NDRF & SDRF.

Have directed Jorhat Dist Admin to register a criminal case on the accident.

A high level inquiry will also be instituted today.

To ensure uninterrupted service of Ro-Pax throughout the year, dredging between Kamalabari & Nimati Ghat will be carried out to create a navigation channel.

DCs of Jorhat & Majuli will re-schedule & monitor timings of the ferry service.

From today, plying of private ferries will be stopped as they don’t have marine engine.

If owners wish to convert single engine to marine engine, GoA will provide grant of Rs 10 lakh with 75% subsidy.

SoP will be issued to schedule health check ups of those working on boats.

A bridge connecting Jorhat & Majuli is under construction.
A group of Ministers will review its progress.

Three officials of Inland Water Transport Department have been placed under suspension in this accident case.

If KTR is setting an example in Telengana that the rest of us can benefit from, we can all gain from a forward-looking IT policy: Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor – MP, Congress leader :

Hugely impressive presentation by KTR & his team.

I said that as with foreign policy, we need to look beyond political divides on IT policy.

If KTR is setting an example in Telengana that the rest of us can benefit from, we can all gain from a forward-looking IT policy

Greatly enjoyed discussing IT related issues ranging from cyber security to data protection, & taking in the need for semi-conductor fabrication & the 3i’s of Infrastructure, innovation & inclusion, with Minister KTR & his officials.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Meditation is accepting this moment, and living every moment totally with depth :