Wednesday, May 08, 2013

International, regional aviation hubs in India soon


New Delhi: Buoyed by the upswing in air traffic, the government is likely to give its nod to a wide- ranging policy to create international and regional aviation hubs in the country in the coming days.
The policy, which is likely to be considered by the Union Cabinet tomorrow, not only focuses on developing global airline hubs in India but also on establishing domestic regional hubs to cater to the emerging air traffic from non- metro destinations in remote areas, including the Northeast, official sources said.
India should take advantage of its geographical and locational suitability for foreign carriers connecting Europe to Southeast Asia or vice versa, they said, adding that creating ultra-modern airports to cater to the rising global traffic would have to be a top priority.
The Civil Aviation Ministry has already initiated steps like revisiting the policy and enhancing bilateral air service agreements with different countries.
08/05/13 PTI/Times of India