Decision on allowing FDI in aviation soon: Minister

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on January 11, 2012

Mr Ajit Singh   -  Business Line

A Group of Ministers (GoM) will soon meet here to decide on allowing foreign entities to pick up stakes in the domestic airline sector, the Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Ajit Singh, has said.

“Finally, the Cabinet will take the decision. The Committee of Secretaries has already recommended raising the FDI limit in the sector,” he told reporters here today after laying the foundation stone for installing third ATC tower at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

The GoM on aviation will meet soon to take a call on this, he said.

His comments came in the wake of reports that the government was exploring options to allow FDI in aviation sector.

Asked about bailing out private airlines, Mr Singh said the government will not bail out any such private entity. He said the private airlines should come out with workable business plans and then seek loans from banks.

“Air India is Government’s responsibility because it is a government organisation,” he said in response to a question.

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Published on January 11, 2012
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