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03-Mar-2019 Bhubaneswar

Odisha needs 'double engine' for development: Jayant Sinha

Odisha needed a "double engine" government to accelerate the pace of development, said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, here on Sunday, and added the Biju Janata Dal-led Odisha government did not believe in cooperative federalism.Stressing...

04-Dec-2018 Vijayawada

India has potential to become global aviation hub : M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India has the potential to become global aviation hub for MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) in view of the growing aviation business, huge pool of engineering talent and low labour costs. He...

27-Aug-2018 New Delhi

India’s first biofuel powered flight undertakes maiden voyage.

A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off today from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM  Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation...

09-Mar-2018 Hyderabad

Government working for top-class cargo industry : Jayant Sinha

The Civil Aviation Ministry has undertaken an initiative to comprehensively involve the Commerce Ministry and the Revenue Department in designing a solution-centric approach to create best-in-the-world air cargo industry, Union Minister of state for Civil...

09-Mar-2018 Hyderabad

Air India divestment process on track : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Friday said the divestment process of state-owned air carrier Air India was very much on track in terms of the timeline.The Ministry is keen to transfer the airline to the private sector by the end...

09-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Democracy, Demography, Demand: Mystery of the Missing Jobs

The second session of the India Today Conclave 2018, The Big Picture, saw politicians Jayant Sinha and Sachin Pilot, economists Mohan Guruswamy and Arvind Panagariya and industrialist Uday Kotak debate the case of the missing jobs. While the politicians...

09-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Job creation is happening in new economy : Jayant Sinha

India is witnessing a major upsurge in job creation, not in the traditional economy but in the new economy, a central minister said on Friday, citing the example of cab aggregators Ola and Uber who created lakhs of jobs in the past few years.Minister of State...

02-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Air India to be divested by year-end : Jayant Sinha

The central government plans to divest its stake in the national passenger carrier Air India by this year-end Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on FridayThe bidding process is expected to be finished by June, by when the winning bidder...

28-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Not to reconsider decision on AI's divestmet : Jayant Sinha

The Union government will not reconsider the decision to divest its stake in the debt-ridden Air India, Parliament was informed on Thursday.According to Minister of State of Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

EY appointed transaction advisor for AI's divestment : Jayant Sinha

The government has appointed consultancy firm EY as the transaction advisor for the strategic divestment of its stake in national passenger carrier Air India.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Friday, the firm has been...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

'Digital sky' for drones needed for smooth operations : Jayant Sinha

The government aims to implement the concept of "digital sky" for drones to ensure smooth operations for the rising numbers of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.Earlier this month, the...

08-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Paradise Papers: All transactions were legal : Jayant Sinha

Days after his name appeared in the "Paradise Papers", Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Wednesday reiterated that his transactions were "completely bona fide and legal". "Before I joined public life, I was a venture capitalist. I...

08-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Demonetisation a miracle, not scam: Jayant Sinha

Rejecting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's comments on demonetisation, Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the note ban announced on November 8 last year was a "miracle and not a scam"."In Bengal, under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee,...

06-Nov-2017 New Delhi

All transactions were fully disclosed, says Sinha on Paradise Papers

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Monday defended himself through a series of tweets after his name appeared in the "Paradise Papers" leak.Sinha said all transactions related to him which have been mentioned in the Indian Express investigation were "fully disclosed"...

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...

08-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Digital air traveller initiative in few weeks : Jayant Sinha

The government is likely to issue the requirements for its digital air travel initiative very soon, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Friday.According to Sinha, the proposal under the initiative mandates that a unique digital identification...

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...

04-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service to and from city

The Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) would soon offer a helicopter shuttle service (HeliTaxi) between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare, said an official on Friday.The airport at Devanahalli is about 40 km from the city centre,...

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,...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Norms on no-fly list in July : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday said rules for a national no-fly list "are being finalised" and will be issued next month.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, the norms on the list will be issued in the first week of July. The minister...

14-Jun-2017 Gorakhpur

Yogi Adityanath opens new airport terminal at Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday inaugurated a new terminal at the Gorakhpur airport.The Chief Minister, whose Lok Sabha constituency is Gorakhpur, said the terminal would provide better and more facilities to passengers.Adityanath...

08-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Unique ID proposed to be made mandatory for flight booking

The government proposes to make it mandatory for Indian air travellers to provide a unique identification (UID) like Aadhaar, passport or PAN card at the time of booking tickets, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said on Thursday, while announcing the...

12-May-2017 New Delhi

Immense scope for new airpots in Northeast : Jayant Sinha

There are immense possibilities for building new airports in the northeastern states, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Friday.In an interview to Zee News, the minister said there were immense possibilities of new airports in the Northeast...

08-May-2017 Kolkata

Government intends to have 200 airports : Jayant Sinha

The government is planning to bring a total of 200 airports in the aviation network, Minister of State for Aviation Jayanta Sinha said here on Monday."We have added 33 airports as a first round of bidding of Udan (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik scheme). By September,...

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...

01-May-2017 Guwahati

Jayant Sinha meets Sonowal seeking land for aerotropolis

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday proposed to build an aerotropolis in Assam which would bring huge benefits to the region in terms of civil aviation and air connectivity.Sinha said this to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal...

09-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Air India expected to earn more revenue in 2016-17 : Jayant Sinha

The central government on Thursday said that national passenger carrier Air India is expected to earn more revenue in financial year 2016-17 as compared to 2015-16.According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the airline is expected to...

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation improved India's economic landscape : Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday said the government's demonetisation decision has led to a dramatic improvement in India's economic landscape.Sinha said this at the fifth annual conclave of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital...

06-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation improved India's economic landscape : Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday said the government's demonetisation decision has led to a dramatic improvement in India's economic landscape.Sinha said this at the fifth annual conclave of the Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital...

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,...

03-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Airport surveys to do away with baggage tags are on : Jayant Sinha

The government is conducting surveys across Indian airports to check if tags are needed for the accompanying baggage, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has said."We are piloting this across various airports and must ensure security...

17-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Operational airports to be doubled to 150 : Jayant Sinha

The central government on Saturday said that it is trying to double the number of operational airports in the country from 75 to 150, under the ambitious regional connectivity scheme (RCS).According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, under...

16-Dec-2016 Adampur

Arun Jaitley lays foundation stone of domestic airport near Jalandhar

Arun Jaitley, Vijay SUnion Finance Minister Arun Jaitley laid the foundation stone of a new domestic airport at Adampur near Jalandhar in Punjab on Friday.Spread over 40 acres, the airport terminal will cater to the air connectivity needs of Punjab's Doaba...

27-Nov-2016 Hazaribagh/Ranchi

Jayant Sinha launches Gurukul in Hazaribagh

PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI), announced the launch of"Kalyan Gurukul”, a multi-trade skill development center, in Hazaribagh to facilitate skilling and increase opportunities for employment for the economically backward youth. This new skill...

20-Nov-2016 Chennai

India to double airport count in 2-3 years : Jayant Sinha

The government plans to double the number of airports in India over the next two-three years, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has said."Our party had in its 2014 election manifesto announced the UDAN (Uday Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, under...

07-Oct-2016 Ranchi

Union minister favours judicial probe in Jharkhand police firings

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday demanded a judicial probe into two police firings in Jharkhand and accused anti-social elements of targeting the police that led to what he said were unfortunate happenings.Sinha is the BJP's Lok Sabha member from Hazaribagh,...

30-Aug-2016 Agartala

Efforts on to improve northeast air connectivity: Jayant Sinha

Government is trying to improve air connectivity among northeastern states and between northeast India and adjacent countries, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said here on Tuesday."Central government is trying to improve the air connectivity...

26-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Passengers of diverted plane on way to Newark : Jayant Sinha

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Friday said passengers of an Air India flight, which was diverted to Kazakhstan, were on way to their original destination of Newark in the US.In a tweet, Sinha said the government was monitoring the...

11-Aug-2016 New Delhi

63 pilots of SpiceJet violated FDTL norm: Jayant Sinha

The government on Thursday said that its investigations have disclosed that 63 pilots of budget passenger carrier SpiceJet were found to have violated the flight and duty time limitations (FDTL) norm.According to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation...

26-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Regulating air fares will violate law: Jayant Sinha

The government on Tuesday said that any attempts to regulate air fares of India-based passenger carriers on international routes will violate law.According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the government's intervention to reduce air...

19-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Sought Rs 4,650 crore to revive 50 airports: Jayant Sinha

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday reported that it has sought Rs 4,650 crore from the central coffers to revive 50 un-served and under-served airports.According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the newly approved National Civil...

19-Jul-2016 New Delhi

'Hybrid till' model to determine future airport tariffs: Jayant Sinha

The government on Tuesday said that future tariffs at all airports will be calculated on a "hybrid till" basis.According to Minster of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the "hybrid till" model will be used to ensure uniformity and level playing field...

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