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Modi govt's transport plan for India: From 'hawai chappal' to 'hawai jahaj'

Govt plans to turn around transportion; aviation, ports, highways all see moves to boost investment

Megha Manchanda & Arindam Majumder  |  New Delhi 

“Hawai chappal wale ko hawai jahaj mein bithana hai (those wearing bathroom slippers have to be seated in an aeroplane),” says Jayant Sinha, minister of state for civil aviation, on the government’s intent to make flying affordable. Investment revival, especially in the highway and port sectors, is another plank of the Narendra Modi government’s transport policy, the overall theme being improving of connectivity through better infrastructure. Enabling policies in aviation, along with a window provided by cheaper fuel prices, has allowed India to become ...

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First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 13:56 IST
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