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India has one of many higher air security indicators on this planet: Hardeep Puri

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NEW DELHI: India has one of many better air safety 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, stated civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
On August 7, an Air India Categorical flight from Dubai with 190 folks overshot the tabletop runway throughout touchdown on the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain and fell right into a valley 35 ft beneath and broke into two, killing 18 folks, together with the pilots.
Puri stated on Twitter: “Whatever the motivated narrative on India’s aviation safety record, I might reiterate that we now have one of many higher security information/indicators on this planet.”

Plane 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 may be understood higher after we examine it to corresponding indicator in India which was 2.eight per million flights in 2014,” he acknowledged.
We take all measures to make sure aviation security, he stated.
The ministry of civil aviation and Airports Authority of India have taken constructive steps to additional strengthen the aviation security infrastructure within the nation, he added. About 1,000 air traffic controllers have been recruited over the last three years taking their quantity to three,263, Puri acknowledged.
“Variety of air misses has significantly come down from 35 in 2018 to 18 in 2019. There have solely been three such circumstances in 2020 until now,” he talked about.
Parliament on Tuesday handed a invoice that seeks to enhance India’s aviation security rankings and supply statutory standing to regulatory establishments, together with the Directorate Basic of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
“Within the amended Plane Invoice as handed by Rajya Sabha at this time, the utmost penalty for any act in contravention of the provisions of the Rule has been enhanced from Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 1 crore. Additional, the regulator has been empowered to impose the penalty,” Puri stated in a tweet.
“Some Hon’bl members enquired throughout RS session at this time as to why the regulator had not imposed fines on operators regardless of discovering deficiencies previously. I wish to inform my esteemed colleagues that energy to impose penalties vested with Hon’ble courts earlier than at this time’s modification,” he stated in one other tweet.



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