The move is a piece of a proposition to unveil 1,000 new routes linking small towns – and to construct the essential infrastructure. More air terminals would mean more generation of employment opportunities: NITI Aayog has proposed boosting the quantity of privately prepared pilots to 600 every year. Three years back, just 75 of India’s 450 runways were utilitarian yet the UDAN plot – which mostly reserves aircraft misfortunes and tops costs on remote interior routes – helped bring 38 new airports on stream at the start of the year.
On the surface it may look so good but the realty is disastrous! India currently has around 134+ operational scheduled civil airports (excluding around 500+ airforce / military bases/strips, civil conclaves, flying schools strips). The problem is, except, just a few airports, all are commercially not viable. Leaving aside commercial viability, more than 3/4th of the airports has just a single-digit connectivity a day that too after Air India is forced to operate on that route. Strategic connectivity is important but equally important is having enough passengers to fill up the plane.
The NITI Aayog proposition was talked about during an INFRASTRUCTURE audit meeting held in mid-October, 2019. The administration’s strategy think-tank likewise proposed expanding the quality of privately prepared pilots to 600 and multiplying local aircraft armada to 1,200 by 2024. Subsequent to declaring its latest drone technology strategy in January 2019, the administration will likewise take a gander at finishing drone passageways by 2021, trailed by permitting drone deliveries by 2023, the source included.
Jewar International Airport to be India’s Largest with 6 Runways, spread over 5,000 Hectares; to be completed by 2024
Airport Retail itself evolved as an independent industry over the years. The surge of traffic in airports made it possible. As per research by Global Data, the Airport Retail is going to attain a $50 Billion value by 2021. Today Singapore airport boasts to have more than 300 retail stores inside.
100 airports, 1000 new routes and an investment of 1 trillion rupees in order to achieve a $5 trillion economy by 2025. The suffering economy is not bursting India’s ambitious balloon. Will be a great opportunity for airport experience and professionals