Aviation Minister: Jyotiraditya Scindia announced, by 2024, more than 90 airports in the country will become carbon neutral – न्यूज़लीड India

Aviation Minister: Jyotiraditya Scindia announced, by 2024, more than 90 airports in the country will become carbon neutral


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Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 15:03 [IST]

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New Delhi, 22 September: Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that over 90 airports in the country will become carbon neutral by the year 2024. He also said that the number of airports in the country will reach 220 in the next five years. The Union Minister, while speaking during the National Conference of All India Management Association, said that at present there are 141 airports in the country. Of these, airports at Kochi and Delhi are already carbon neutral.

union-minister jyotiraditya scindia said by 2024 more than 90 airports will become carbon neutral

He said that when I took over as the Minister of Aviation, the first thing I did was carbon mapping profiling of our airports. It revealed that our two airports, Delhi and Kochi, are already carbon-neutral and by the year 2024, there will be 92 to 93 in the country. He said that the ministry has set a target of zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, speaking during the program, also said that by the year 2030, India’s airports will not only achieve the target of zero carbon emissions, but they will also achieve the target of 400 million air passengers. We currently have 200 million domestic and international air passengers. At the same time, he also said that there is a need to further improve and enhance the resources at the ground level to properly serve the growing number of air passengers. “In the last eight years, the number of airports in the country has increased from 74 to 141 and in the next five years it will increase to 220,” he said.

Jyotiraditya Scindia said – time is the rarest

Scindia said, ‘One thing which is rare for every human being is time. Now traveling for nine-10 hours, spending two days on vacation and traveling again for the same number of hours is a luxury. The Union Minister also stressed on the need to establish an ecosystem in the aviation sector.

Demand for direct flight from Kolkata to London, Trinamool representatives meet Aviation Minister

A parliamentary delegation of Trinamool Congress met Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday demanding direct flights for Kolkata-London and an additional airport at Charra in Purulia. The Trinamool Congress delegation included MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Derek O’Brien, Saugata Roy and Sukhendu Shekhar Roy. Trinamool Congress representatives have met the Union Minister and demanded to improve air connectivity with West Bengal.

After the meeting, senior leader Saugata Roy said that we have discussed with the Civil Aviation Minister the development of a proposed airport at Malda, Balurghat, Cooch Behar, Andal and Charra in Purulia in West Bengal. The delegation has also demanded to give International Airport status to Bagdogra Airport.

According to Saugata Roy, the Union Minister has assured the delegation that this time the flight between Kolkata and Cooch Behar will start in winter. This service will be started under the UDAN scheme being run to improve regional connectivity. For this, 19-seater aircraft will be used.

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According to Roy, during the discussion on the Andal Airport issue, the Union Minister has said that since the land does not belong to the government, no central funds can be allocated to it. Explain that 26 percent of the land of Andal Airport is owned by the government while the rest of the land is owned by private parties.

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union-minister jyotiraditya scindia said by 2024 more than 90 airports will become carbon neutral

Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 15:03 [IST]

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