Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Minister of Civil Aviation, has said that the government has taken a number of initiatives to make tourism affordable and accessible to the international traveller. He was speaking at a plenary session on ´Core Infrastructure for Tourism´ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors´ Summit organised by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Tourism Finance Corporation of India.
The National Civil Aviation Policy takes an integrated approach to address the problem of air connectivity across regions and states. The government has permitted 100 per cent FDI to attract greenfield and brownfield investment in airports, and enhanced FDI in airlines. The 5:20 rule has been scrapped and base fares are now capped for flights of 1-hour duration. Further, the government is also working towards an open sky policy with SAARC countries.