New Delhi: The government has chalked out a plan along with all stakeholders to ease congestion at country's airports, which have been witnessing heavy traffic in recent days, and the results will soon be visible, Civil Aviation Ministry Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Thursday. Scindia also said in the Lok Sabha that the increase in traffic is due to the "resurgence of traffic" and also partly because of the "democratisation of civil aviation" and expansion of the network across the country.
"I have had a detailed meeting yesterday not only with airport operators but with the immigration, the CISF and others. I told them that we must have a planning for peak hour departures and arrivals not on the basis of an airport's capabilities of take-off and landing. But the plan should be made on the basis of our peak hour traffic so that we can manage our departures and arrivals accordingly," Scindia said during the Question Hour. Scindia also said that he would look into the issue of senior citizens facing inconvenience while transiting through Indian airports enroute their onward journey abroad.
"I have requested the airport operators to do the peak hour planning. Today, that process is on. I am quite sure that we will be able to manage our airports traffic soon," he said.
"Our airports have done yeoman job. That process is on. With the new planning, we will be able to smoothen up the process and I am very confident about that," he said.
"We have to understand the seasonability of the civil aviation. Festive season is from October to February which is peak season. Then comes the normal season which is from March to May and then the lean season of monsoon which is from June to September," he said.