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How Indian aviation soared when govt took a back seat

Jul 06, 2022

Domestic passenger traffic has grown ninefold and cargo volumes fivefold since the early 1990s, writes Atul Thakur

Until the late 1980s, civil aviation in India was completely under government control.Private air-taxis were allowed in 1986, followed by the Open Air Policy-1990 and the AirCorporations (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Act of 1994, which opened civil aviationto the private sector. Aided by the growth of other industries in the post-liberalisation era,India’s civil aviation sector has soared since the 1990s

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