In response to a question by Trinamool Congress member Sougata Ray, Scindia also detailed steps taken by the government to develop domestic manufacturing of aircraft and to increase the number of airports from 138 to 220 in the next four to five years with the aim of bolstering aviation infrastructure.
"Civil aviation does not just consist of airline operations and airport operations, but also a whole ecosystem must develop. In order for that ecosystem to develop, the industry must go from nascency towards growth phase, which is where we are going, "Scindia said during Question Hour.
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