Government approved a proposal to revive 50 un-served and under-served airports as well as airstrips at an estimated cost of Rs. 4,500 crore.
Government is looking to enhance air connectivity to small towns and cities while the revival of such airports and airstrips would be “demand driven”.
This proposal was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs. 4,500 crore. 15 airports/airstrips each would be revived during 2017-18 and 2018-19 each while 20 airports/airstrips would be revived during 2019-20,” an official release said.
As many as 50 unserved and under-served airports and airstrips of state governments, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and civil enclaves would be covered.
“Small cities/towns shall be connected on commencement of operation of flights to under-served/unserved airports.
Impact on career in aviation:
- Indian Government is going to start 50 under served airports.
- Each airport generates thousands of new jobs.
- Each airport has AMEs, Crew Members, Ground Staffs etc.
- At present Airports Authority of India (AAI) operates 122 airports.
- After start 50 new airports there is hues demand of technical engineers.
- These new airports generates great career in aviation industry.