Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Panel to attract private companies in air cargo

New Delhi: In order to attract private investments in air cargo operations from Reliance, Tatas and Deccan Aviation, the government has set up an inter-ministerial group (IMG).
“The group will identify requirements of different sectors — ranging from those trading in perishable goods to consumer durables — and make suggestions to expedite and improve cargo trade at domestic airports,” an official in the government said.
The civil aviation ministry, which is formulating a new policy to develop domestic airports for international cargo handling, will include suggestions of various ministries in that policy.
The group comprises of officials from civil aviation, finance and commerce ministries. Representatives from the cargo industry such as DHL Express and Blue Dart are also part of the IMG.
20/12/06 Sunny Verma/Economic Times