Highlighting that the Civil Aviation industry has become a key element of India's economy, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said thatthe government has set a target of creating 220 airports by 2025.
Replying to the demands for grants of the Civil Aviation ministry for 2022-23, Mr Scindia said that India had moved forward in domestic and international travel duringthe COVID-19 pandemic. Cargo flights for perishable food items will be increased to 30 per cent with 133 new flights in the coming years, he said. Mr Scindia said the simplification of the pilot licence will be done in the coming days with the latest technology. He said that the government plans to create 33 new domestic cargo terminals, set up 15 new flight training schools for pilots, create more jobs, and increase focus on the drone sector.
With this, the Government of India has set a target of creating 220 new airports by
2025, he said.