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Govt in process of creating comprehensive plan for aviation sector: Prabhu

The Union Minister also added that the government is working on a cargo policy which will aim at using the unused aviation infrastructure

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu

The government is in the process of coming out with a comprehensive plan for the sector with deliverables by 2035, Civil Minister said on Thursday.

He laid the foundation stone for Research Organisation (CARO) being set up by (AAI) with an expenditure of Rs 2.5 billion at the Begumpet Airport here.

“Everyone is a passenger today or an aspiring passenger. It would be our mission to make sure that air travel will be accessible and affordable and then it should be comfortable. We will try to match all the three elements of aviation into one and we are working on it,” Prabhu said at the ceremony.

“To make it we need to put so many things in place. One of the first orders I issued as Minister of Aviation was to prepare a comprehensive plan for the with complete deliverables by 2035,” he added.

He said the government is working on a cargo policy which will aim at using the unused aviation infrastructure.

Speaking about CARO, the minister said the construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 18 months.

A senior official of the AAI said has entered into MoUs with industry leaders such as Honeywell Technology Solutions and Boeing and institutions such as IIT-Madras and Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi.

Begumpet Airport is currently not used for scheduled flights.

The CARO, which will come up in 27 acres at the airport, will cater to Air Navigation Systems and Airport Engineering Services, among other aviation-related issues.

First Published: Thu, July 05 2018. 22:25 IST