India has a huge population of 1.3 billion people. Our Aviation industry is thriving in this country (not very much right now due to the pandemic). The market is dominated by low cost carriers such as Indigo one of the biggest airlines in India right now. We have 486 airports and average 131 million travelers, so the rules are modified regularly for a smooth optimal experience for all. The new bill will be very strict.
The aircraft amendment bill was first passed on March 17 in Lok sabha, it gives statutory powers to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau.
This means that the mentioned bodies now have the power to make bylaws. This is a considerable change in the aviation sector of India. This was done due to the rapid growth of the aviation sector in India. The Aviation watchdog DGCA now has a lot of power.
DGCA can levy fines up to rupees 1 crore to airlines if their policies are violated. This will directly lead to a stricter environment in the airline business. In the debate, some other issues were raised, such as less air traffic controllers and capitalism did by the Adani group was rapidly expanding.
The discussion was undoubtedly fruitful and bought to light some issues which plague the Indian Aviation sector. The negatives of this bill will be that DGCA gets too much if power and a risk of abuse of power, but looking at past DGCA is a non-biased in the business. The Aviation sector has its growth rate slowed this year, but we all hope we come out of this more substantial and more prepared than ever. Thanks for reading this blog