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Civil Aviation policy faces delay over auction proposal

Civil Aviation policy faces delay over auction proposal

The civil aviation policy seeking to ease rules for airlines to fly overseas and increase regional connectivity will have to wait, as the Prime Minister´s Office has ordered to go slow on it, according to an Economic Times report.
The report says the civil aviation ministry had discussed the new policy with other ministries and even prepared a note to be presented before the Cabinet. However, lack of consensus between the two aviation ministers and among senior officials over a key proposal – auction of rights for foreign airlines to fly into India – has probably led the PMO to go slow. The report quoted an unnamed official as saying, ´Our Cabinet note is ready. We were about to send it when the PMO asked us not to till further orders.´

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