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Govt to unveil draft civil aviation policy by Sept: Reports

By Religare

The Indian Government has said that it is planning to finalize the revised draft civil aviation policy by the first week of September, media reported.

As per reports, the new policy which has been in the works for quite some time is anticipated to focus on improving air connectivity apart from possible changes in overseas flying norms for local carriers.

Commenting on the issue, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey told the media, the draft policy is expected to be put up for public comments by first week of September. The inter-ministerial consultations are taking time and there is nothing problematic."


As per reports, the draft policy proposes to enhance regional air connectivity, rationalise jet fuel cost, promote air cargo, maintenance, repair and operations ( MRO) and helicopter operations and improve passenger facilitation.

The government is also planning to revise the 5/20 norms, whereby domestic airlines are required to have at least five years operational experience and minimum 20 planes to fly overseas.

Story first published: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 12:30 [IST]
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