There will be an exponential rise in the number of passengers by 2023: CAPA

The government should build an independent apex body i.e. Airports Commission of India (ACI) which will work under Civil Aviation Ministry for strategic planning

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According to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) study – an aviation think tank– by 2019-20, the city airport’s passenger handling capacity would cross 52 million. In March alone, according to reports, the airport touched its passenger handling capacity of 48.5 million.

If reports are to be believed, post-2023, in every five years, the capacity required at airports in India will rise drastically and there will be an exponential rise in the number of passengers.  

CAPA said that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is unable to meet the demands. The report stated that AAI’s limited ability to build a new airport infrastructure on a timely basis is not the agency’s fault, as they are over-burdened.

CAPA also believes that the government should build an independent apex body i.e. Airports Commission of India (ACI) which will work under Civil Aviation Ministry and will carry out strategic planning and the productivity in the sector.

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