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Air passenger demand up by 57% in 2016-17: Jayant Sinha

Domestic demand rose 68.2%, while international traffic surged 27.2% in the year ending March 2017, compared to 2013-14: Sinha

Press Trust of India 

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in the country grew by 56.9 per cent in 2016-17 compared to 2013-14, junior civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha informed Parliament on Tuesday.

rose 68.2 per cent, while international traffic surged 27.2 per cent in the year ending March 2017, compared to 2013-14, he said.

The state-controlled (AAI) manages 125 airports, including 11 international aerodromes, and provides air traffic management services.

To another question, Sinha said that the has planned to invest Rs 201.78 billion between 2016-17 and 2021-22 — Rs 169.6 billion for engineering/IT works and Rs 32.1 billion for air navigation services equipment.

First Published: Wed, January 03 2018. 01:27 IST