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Union Budget 2018: 56 airports, 31 heliports added in aviation network, says Jayant Sinha

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 February 2018, 10:40 IST
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The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday said the government has made great strides in the aviation industry and indicated that the policy of development for all is evident in the same as well.

On the question of the provision in the Union Budget 2018, in relation to the aviation industry, Sinha told ANI, "We had made a full announced just a few days ago. In the last 15 months, we have added 56 airports and 31 heliports in the aviation network. Before this, there were 75 airports in the country."

"The small towns are also able to avail flight services, so you can see that we are giving everyone all the facilities whether it is flight services or toilet facilities, bank accounts or the electricity and roads," he added.

The Union Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today.

The former Finance Minister lauded the economic and foreign policies, introduced by the Centre.

Sinha also dismissed the Opposition's criticism of the government's policies towards farmers and the employment sector, saying the facts statistics show definite progress in both areas.

-ANI

First published: 1 February 2018, 10:40 IST
 
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