Neelam Mathews - IHS Jane's Airport Review
17 July 2014
The incoming BJP government led by Narendra Modi must surmount a number of aviation obstacles
Even as the Indian Parliament prepares to clear the creation of an independent Civil Aviation Authority to replace the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the corporatisation of Air Navigation Services (ANS) is top on the list of the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100-day agenda.
Other immediate plans include establishing low-cost airports.
Some aviation insiders harbour serious concerns about ANS corporatisation. Subit Kobiraj, president of the CNS [Communication, Navigation and Surveillance] Officers Guild, described "grey areas" in the implementation plan - and IHS Jane's has seen a letter dated 4 July, addressed to the AAI Member ANS from Shamsher Singh, general secretary of the ANS Guild.
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