4th Heli-India Summit 2022

Issue: 5 / 2022

Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said that a civil enclave will be built in Jammu at a cost of 861 crores and the Srinagar’s present terminal will be expanded three times from 20,000 square meters to 60,000 square meters at a cost of 1,500 crores. Scindia said this while inaugurating 4th Heli-India Summit 2022 with the theme ‘Helicopters for last Mile Connectivity’ at Srinagar, in presence of Lt Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha. During the summit, Scindia said that the decrease in VAT on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) from 26.5 per cent to one per cent by the J&K government has set a new dawn for air connectivity in the Union territory with 360 per cent increase in refueling, thus increasing the air connectivity to Jammu and Kashmir. Praising the Prime Minister for bringing a revolution in the Civil Aviation sector in India from 2014 onwards, Scindia said that from 1947 to 2014, the country had only 74 airports, but now the number has increased to 141, with 67 added in last seven years which shows the pace of progress in the Civil Aviation sector. The government is committed to increase the number to above 200 in the next few years, Scindia added.