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27-Feb-2018 Chandigarh

Aviation multi-skill development centre launched in Chandigarh

The central government on Tuesday launched what it said was first-of-its-kind Aviation Multi-Skill Development Centre (MSDC) in Chandigarh, official sources said.The centre, a corporate social responsibility initiative of the Airports Authority of India...

28-Jan-2018 Guwahati

Foundation stone for airport terminal laid in Guwahati

Union Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a terminal at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here.The new Integrated Terminal Building, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,232 crore,...

20-Dec-2017 Jammu

Dr. Nirmal Singh meets union Ministers

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today met Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju during his visit to Delhi...

14-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Udan scheme round-II: Government receives 141 proposals for air routes

The government on Tuesday said it has received 141 proposals from airlines and chopper companies to operate flight services under the second round of air regional connectivity -- Udan scheme -- that aims to connect unserved and under-served airports.According...

02-Nov-2017 New Delhi

India set to become an aviation hub : M. Venkaiah Naidu

India is set to become the third-largest aviation market in the world in terms of passengers by 2026, and an aviation hub for maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.In his address after inaugurating...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

New Campus of Indian Aviation Academy Inaugurated Today

The Union Minister of Civil Aviation  P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated the new state of the art campus of Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) in New Delhi. With the inauguration of this new world class campus, the IAA academy aims to enhance and...

08-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Mechanism instituted for a 'No Fly' list of unruly passengers

In a bid to tackle increasing incidents of misbehaviour by passengers on flights, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday directed airlines to create a 'No Fly' list, which would entail ban on erring fliers ranging from three months to a minimum of two years...

17-Aug-2017 Jammu

Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated

The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Raju, said, “We...

29-Jun-2017 New Delhi

IndiGo interested in Air India, others might follow

A day after the Union cabinet gave its in-principle approval for Air India's divestment, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the budget passenger airline IndiGo has expressed its interest in participating in the stake sale of the flag-carrier."There...

24-Jun-2017 New Delhi

NCR to get new international airport at Jewar

The National Capital Region (NCR) will get a new international airport in the next five years at Jewar, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi.Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi announced that the...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Cabinet to take a call on Air India : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said that the NITI Aayog's recommendation on the future of national passenger carrier Air India has been presented to the Union cabinet which will take a call on it.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation,...

16-Jun-2017 Visakhapatnam

Did not help TDP MP in boarding flight : Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has denied helping Telugu Desam party (TDP) MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy board the flight after the latter created a ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport on Thursday.Raju told a television channel on Friday that the MP...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Up to 2-year 'flying ban' proposed for unruly air passengers

The government on Friday announced draft rules for a national 'no-fly list' that bans unruly passengers from domestic air travel from three months to two years or beyond depending on the level of offense.Civil Aviation Minster Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister...

27-Apr-2017 Shimla

My dream is to see slipper-wearing passengers fly : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500-an-hour flight from Shimla as part of an UDAN scheme that makes air travel accessible to lower middle class families. It also plans to enhance connectivity with more airports in the country.The...

27-Apr-2017 Shimla

Narendra Modi launches Rs 2,500 an hour air travel scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500 an hour flight from here as part of the government's UDAN scheme that makes air travel cheaper and accessible to lower middle class families of India and plans to enhance connectivity...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

First Airbus Training Centre in Asia to be set up in New Delhi

Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers. The ground-breaking for the Airbus India Training Centre was performed by P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju,...

18-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

Aerobatics, flying display boost waning air show

Daring feats by roaring fighters and stunning aerobatics by jet trainers and helicopters delighted people at the air show that has waned over time, with lesser participation in the 11th Aero India expo here on Saturday.Touted to be Asia's premier aerospace...

18-Feb-2017 Panaji

'Surprised at Mallya reneging on professional commitments'

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said on Saturday he was surprised at how former liquor tycoon and Kingfishers Airlines promoter Vijay Mallya managed to renege on a string of professional commitments."I myself was surprised. Kingfisher had...

14-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

11th Biennial Edition Aero India 2017 Takes Off at Bengaluru

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and declared the Aero India 2017 open today at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru. This edition of Aero India, for the first time,...

17-Dec-2016 Panaji

Government examining enabling in-flight Wi-Fi : Ashok Gajapathi Raju

In-flight Wi-Fi might be a reality soon in Indian flight carriers, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has said.Speaking to reporters on Saturday at the Dabolim International Airport, the minister also said that the current aviation laws need to...

28-Oct-2016 Vijayawada

Will honour all commitments made to Andhra : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday reiterated that the Centre will honour all commitments made to the residual state of Andhra Pradesh."Go with your head held high and tell the people that we will do more than what has been promised," Jaitely told...

22-Sep-2016 New Delhi

NCAP to boost tourism: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said that the government has taken a number of initiatives to make tourism affordable and accessible to the international travellers.The minister was speaking at the plenary session on "Core Infrastructure...

21-Sep-2016

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley releases FAQs on GST

The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released here today a Booklet containing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to Goods and Services Tax (GST). Speaking on the occasion, the Finance Minister Shri Jaitley lauded the efforts of the officials associated...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Chief Minister Urges For Early Resumption of Flights to Shimla

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today held a meeting with Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation here in New Delhi and discussed various issues of state’s concern including the early resumption of flights to Shimla Airport.Virbhadra...

23-Aug-2016 Mumbai

10 new airports to be ready in a year : Ashok Gajapathi Raju

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, State Government of Maharashtra and Airports Authority of India today signed a tri-partite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), thereby kicking off the collaborative process of the three agencies coming together for successful...

07-Jun-2016 New Delhi

Airports, highways to boost India's infra success story: Arun Jaitley

India's airports, highways and railways will boost the country's infrastructure success story, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Tuesday."We have transformed into a fast-growing economy. This will be a turning point for India's infrastructure," he said...

16-Mar-2016 Hyderabad

Civil aviation policy to be announced next month

The much-awaited civil aviation policy is expected to be announced next month, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Wednesday."We are working on the policy. It is in an advanced stage. We are hopeful that by April the policy will be out,"...

02-Mar-2016 New Delhi

India can become global hub for aircraft rehaul: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

The latest national budget can potentially make India an Asian hub for sophisticated overhaul of aircraft, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said here on Wednesday.The business of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) is a Rs.5,000 crore market...

25-Jan-2016 New Delhi

'Need to address shortage of skilled manpower in civil aviation'

The central government on Monday called upon all stakeholders in the civil aviation sector to urgently address the shortage of skilled manpower.According to Civil Aviation Minister P.Ashok Gajapathi Raju, there exists a tremendous mismatch between the type...

22-Jan-2016 New Delhi

Civil Aviation Minister Inaugurates Airport Marketing Conference

Union Minister of Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju has called upon various stakeholders to come out with new ideas on air services development for improved air services delivery. He was inaugurating the Airport Marketing Conference on Air Services Development...

30-Dec-2015 New Delhi

Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurates NOC Application System Version 2.0

Union Minister of Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated NOC Application System (NOCAS) version 2.0 here today. NOCAS is an online No Objection Certificate Application System for height clearance for structures around the airports to achieve the...

16-Nov-2015 Guntur

Foundation stone laid for agricultural varsity in Andhra

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone for an agriculture university at Lam Farm near here in Andhra Pradesh.The university, which is coming up on 500 acres at a cost of Rs.1,505 crore, is one of the institutes of...

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