New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the number of daily domestic air passenger traffic nearing the pre-COVID level as a "great sign" and said the focus is on improving connectivity across the country. On October 9, the domestic air passenger traffic touched 4 lakh and was inching closer to the pre-COVID level. The country's civil aviation sector is on the recovery path after being impacted by the pandemic.
According to an official release, the Prime Minister lauded the Indian civil aviation for not only hitting the 4-lakh daily passenger mark but also achieving the highest-ever number since pre-COVID era. "Great sign. Our focus is to further improve connectivity across India, which is important for 'Ease of Living' and economic progress," Modi tweeted.
On September 10, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had tweeted that India has achieved the milestone of 4 lakh domestic air passengers.
Modi also quoted the tweet by Scindia.
In August, Indian airlines carried a total of 1.01 crore passengers, which was 4 per cent higher than the traffic registered in July, as per official data.
(With agency inputs)
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