First the good news! The economy's doing well, the stock market's touching new peaks and Indians are flying like never before.
Amber Dubey, Partner and India Head of Aerospace & Defence, KPMG feels that a tough relook is required at the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act, 2013, as it has made land acquisition for public infrastructure projects such as airports impossible.
The decision of the Government of India to spend $10 billion towards airport infrastructure development is a critical move. India is one the few nations in the globe which has recorded a year-on-year passenger growth of nearly 23 per cent.
The reactions are positive and industry is also quite optimistic on the introduction of NCAP 2016. The objective of the government through NCAP is to establish an integrated ecosystem enabling significant growth of the civil aviation sector, which in turn would promote tourism, increase employment and lead to balanced regional growth.