India Has Among World’s Better Air Security Indicators: Union Minister


    India Has One Of World's Better Air Safety Indicators: Union Minister

    Hardeep Puri said variety of air misses out on has actually substantially boiled down (File)

    New Delhi:

    India has among the much better air safety signs in the world as aircraft mishaps in the nation in 2019 were just 0.82 per million flights as compared to the worldwide average of 3.02, said Civil Air travel Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

    On August 7, an Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people overshot the tabletop runway throughout landing at the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain and fell under a valley 35 feet listed below and got into 2, killing 18 individuals, including the pilots.

    Mr Puri stated on Twitter: “Despite the inspired story on India” s air travel security record, I would restate that we have among the much better safety records/indicators on the planet.”

    Airplane mishaps in India in 2019 were simply 0.82 per million flights as compared to the international average of 3.02, he noted.

    ” This can be comprehended much better when we compare it to matching sign in India which was 2.8 per million flights in 2014,” he mentioned.

    We take all steps to make sure aviation safety, he said.

    The Ministry of Civil Air Travel and Airports Authority of India have taken positive steps to more reinforce the aviation safety infrastructure in the nation, he included. About 1000 air traffic controllers have actually been recruited throughout the last three years taking their number to 3,263, Mr Puri stated.

    ” Variety of air misses out on has actually considerably boiled down from 35 in 2018 to 18 in2019 There have actually only been 3 such cases in 2020 till now,” he pointed out.

    Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to enhance India’s aviation safety ratings and offer statutory status to regulatory organizations, including the Directorate General of Civil Air Travel (DGCA).

    ” In the changed Aircraft Expense as gone by Rajya Sabha today, the maximum penalty for any act in conflict of the provisions of the Rule has actually been enhanced from Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 1 crore. Even more, the regulator has been empowered to enforce the charge,” Mr Puri said in a tweet.

    ” Some Hon’ bl members enquired during RS session today regarding why the regulator had actually not enforced fines on operators regardless of finding deficiencies in the past. I wish to inform my esteemed colleagues that power to impose charges vested with Hon’ ble courts before today” s change,” he said in another tweet.



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