Will not tolerate any compromise on air safety standards: Hardeep Singh Puri

New Delhi: Speaking at the International conference-cum-awards on civil aviation and cargo, held in the national capital, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Housing & Urban Development said that his ministry would not tolerate any compromise on air safety standards. The event organised by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry) was attended by Dr Ahmed Al Banna, Ambassador, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, J Goburdhun, High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to India, among other leaders from the civil aviation industry.

‘Passenger traffic to increase 5 times by 2040’

Calling on the industry operators and all stakeholders in the civil aviation sector to work in a heathy manner, the minister stated that the Indian aviation sector is witnessing a rapidly increasing demand and by 2040, air passenger traffic would increase nearly five times which would be a recipe for huge success.

Ambassadors stress on the need to collaborate

Addressing the ASSOCHAM conference, Al Banna stressed on the need for UAE and India to collaborate, cooperate and expand the industry and become partners in growth of the aviation sector.

“The vision of our leadership with our plans, end goals… I think it will make us reach to the maximum relationship in all sectors, including airline as we are trying to grow people-to-people connections,” he stated.

Goburdhun in his address said that the civil aviation sector must collaborate in facilitating exchange of people among the Indian diaspora and make special flights or low-cost carriers available to visit the ancestral land and to develop tangible and intangible heritage.