NEW DELHI: India’s civil aviation industry is moving from nascency towards the growth phase and progressing “very rapidly” in the area of aircraft manufacturing, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia told Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Replying to a question from Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Saugata Roy, the minister also said that there is a plan to increase the number of airports from 138 to 220 in the next four to five years as building infrastructure in the aviation sector is crucial for the government.
“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 the Question Hour.
India has advanced towards manufacturing aircraft, he said, adding that “we are progressing very rapidly in the area of manufacturing of aircraft”.
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