Hyderabad:  In order to enhance the regional air connectivity, the state government has requested the ministry of civil aviation abbreviated as MoCA to prepare a study regarding the establishment of five more airports in the state. Besides this, the state government also requested Airports Authority of India (AAI) upon this proposal which will be beneficial for the growth of air connectivity.

The government is in the process of coming out with an exclusive plan for the aviation sector which will be delivered by 2035, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

“Everyone is a passenger today or an aspiring passenger. It would be our mission to make sure that air travel will be accessible and affordable and then it should be comfortable. We will try to match all the three elements of aviation into one and we are working on it. To make it we need to put so many things in place. One of the first orders I issued as minister of aviation, was to prepare a comprehensive plan for the aviation sector with complete deliverables by 2035”, Prabhu said at a ceremony.

Besides this Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu also said that nowadays the state government is working on a policy according to which unused aviation infrastructure will be made to use.

Regarding this, he spoke about CARO and said that post 18 months the facility will be fully constructed and will be accessible for usage.

A senior official of the AAI said that “CARO has entered into MoUs with industry leaders such as Honeywell Technology Solutions and Boeing and institutions such as IIT-Madras and Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi”.

The 27-acre facility, CARO after coming up at the airport will not only serve  Air Navigation Systems and Airport Engineering Services but will also cater some other aviation-related issues as well.

Besides this Mr Prabhu even requested  AAI and CARO to construct the infrastructure using less land.  “Safety, convenience, more capacity using limited resources are prime issues and CARO should focus on this. Manufacturing aircraft is our dream. We are already supplying ancillary parts to aircraft manufacturers globally. The government is keen on cargo development,” said Mr Prabhu.

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu besides this has inaugurated Development Institute at Gachibowli and  Footwear Design as well. Addressing the media in an event civil aviation secretary R.N. Choubey said: “Since the Centre is committed on disinvestment in Air India, we will go ahead with that plan. When there’s demand we will initiate the process.