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India Has One of the Better Air Safety Indicators within the World: Hardeep Singh Puri

File photograph of Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (Image Source: PTI)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India have taken optimistic steps to additional strengthen the aviation security infrastructure within the nation, he added.

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  • Last Updated: September 15, 2020, 10:07 PM IST

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India has one of many higher air security indicators on this planet as plane accidents within the nation in 2019 had been simply 0.82 per million flights as in comparison with the worldwide common of three.02, mentioned Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. On August 7, an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 individuals overshot the tabletop runway throughout touchdown on the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain and fell right into a valley 35 toes under and broke into two, killing 18 individuals, together with the pilots.

Puri mentioned on Twitter: “Regardless of the motivated narrative on India’s aviation safety record, I would reiterate that we have one of the better safety records/indicators in the world.” Aircraft accidents in India in 2019 had been simply 0.82 per million flights as in comparison with the worldwide common of three.02, he famous. “This can be understood better when we compare it to corresponding indicator in India which was 2.8 per million flights in 2014,” he said. We take all measures to make sure aviation security, he mentioned.






The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India have taken optimistic steps to additional strengthen the aviation security infrastructure within the nation, he added. About 1000 air site visitors controllers have been recruited over the last three years taking their quantity to three,263, Puri said. “Number of air misses has considerably come down from 35 in 2018 to 18 in 2019. There have only been 3 such cases in 2020 till now,” he talked about.

Parliament on Tuesday handed a invoice that seeks to enhance India’s aviation security scores and supply statutory standing to regulatory establishments, together with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). “In the amended Aircraft Bill as passed by Rajya Sabha today, the maximum penalty for any act in contravention of the provisions of the Rule has been enhanced from 10 lakhs to 1 crore. Further, the regulator has been empowered to impose the penalty,” Puri mentioned in a tweet. “Some Hon’bl members enquired during RS session today as to why the regulator had not imposed fines on operators despite finding deficiencies in the past. I want to inform my esteemed colleagues that power to impose penalties vested with Hon’ble courts before today’s amendment,” he mentioned in one other tweet.


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