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