New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry on Friday (FICCI) organized a curtain raiser ahead of Wings India 2024 in New Delhi.
Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Steel unveiled the event and promo video and released the Wings India 2024 brochure.
Civil Aviation Minister Scindia said that the Government is giving special focus on creating capacity for the country’s fast-growing aviation market, by changing its role from a regulator to a facilitator.
Addressing the curtain raiser event for Wings India 2024 in New Delhi on Thursday, Union Civil Aviation and Steel Minister said that the government has adopted a 3-pronged strategy of creating capacities, removing bottlenecks and simplifying processes, that has helped the sector to leap from 74 airports to 148 airports in the past nine years. Setting a target for the industry he said that the number of airports, heliports, and waterdromes will go up to more than 200 in the next three to four years.
Sharing his thoughts on the growing potential of the industry to become the world’s leading aviation market by 2047, the Minister added “As India sails on its journey from the Amrit Kaal to Shatabdi Kaal (2047), Indian aviation will also transform from being the third largest domestic market/eighteenth largest international market/seventh largest domestic and international market, to become the largest aviation market globally”. Reiterating the government’s commitment to creating an international aviation hub in the country, he said a large number of air services and open skies agreements inked between India and other countries would facilitate this growth target.